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It was about time to update my site, and we decided to make some changes to make the navigation a little easier. There you’ll find my newer and older work filtered by themes and a shop section showing only the posters and books available. Also, from now on you can read my news on the same site now, which means that I’m closing my WordPress blog. So if you’re subscribed to the RSS of this blog, please move to the RSS of my official site, here: http://max-dalton.com/blog/

After years of radical research, observation of recurrent events, forcing encounters between dragons and medieval knights, pirates and scuba-divers, vampires and sumo wrestlers, and a significant evaluation of a dog’s behavior inside a space capsule, I could finally arrive to a series of bewildering yet fascinating results about natural equilibrium, or the lack of it. Results that I now get to publish in this little compendium, “Extreme Opposites”.

Each experiment is clearly explained in a literal two-color illustration and an accurate accompanying text. Order your copy now, it only costs $9.95 and it will help you understand the Universe as a whole. If you don’t, you can always ask your kids, they will explain it to you.

Published by David R. Godine. Releasing October 28th! Order now at Amazon, Barnes&Noble or your local bookseller.

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My Hinckley Cold Storage illustration, featured in the Wes Anderson Collection book, is available now as a print  at the Spoke Art Shop. 18″ x 24″ Fine Art Giclee. Edition of 100. $50

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“Bad Dads” – an art show tribute to the films of Wes Anderson
Spoke Art Gallery
San Francisco, CA

Spoke Art gallery is pleased to present, “Bad Dads” our 4th annual art exhibit dedicated to the films of Wes Anderson.

Since it’s inception in 2010, Bad Dads has become a yearly tradition at Spoke Art. The exhibition, which debuts on Halloween weekend, opens to the public with a fun and free costume party, and this year we are excited to expand our show also to the Castro Theatre for a one night triple screening of Anderson’s films.

Featuring over 100 artists from around the globe, “Bad Dads” presents a diverse look at the inspiration that abounds within, and from, Anderson’s dynamic films. For this exhibit, expect a wide range of affordable and original paintings and sculpture, alongside a bevy of limited edition screen prints and posters.

Join us Friday, November 1st and Saturday November 2nd at Spoke Art gallery on Sutter St. in San Francisco for the opening night reception and Halloween costume party art show. Then, meet us at the Castro Theatre on Sunday, November 3rd for a triple screening of Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tenenbaums and Moonrise Kingdom.

“Bad Dads” will be on view November 1st – November 23rd.

Learn more at http://spoke-art.com/

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What:
Spoke Art presents “Bad Dads” – an art show tribute to the films of Wes Anderson

Where:
Spoke Art gallery
816 Sutter, San Francisco CA 94109
http://spoke-art.com/

When:
Friday, November 1st – art exhibition opening night / Halloween costume party at Spoke Art gallery. 6pm – 10pm, no cover, all ages.

Saturday, November 2nd – art exhibition opening night / Halloween costume party at Spoke Art gallery. 6pm – 10pm, no cover, all ages.

Sunday, November 3rd – Film screening at the Castro Theatre: Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom. All evening long, regular ticket rates apply, all ages.

This exhibition will be on view until November 23rd.

Thanks to everyone who likes this poster and thanks to everyone who get the chance to buy a copy! I’m afraid it won’t be a second edition, I’m sorry for those who couldn’t get one. But new posters are on their way!

In 1978 my father took me as an excuse to go see that movie about silly robots and spaceships that everybody was talking about. I didn’t get much at that time, since I was very young, but what I do remember well is how much I enjoyed beginning my first geeky action figures collection that came right after the movie. My first figure ever was Luke Skywalker, a figure that got lost over the years. I’m still looking for it on my parent’s attic. Where are you Luke Skywalker?

With the time I became a fan, of course. As homage to that great moment of my life, here’s a new poster featuring (almost) every character of the first Star Wars trilogy in order of appearance. It is of course limited and numbered. If you want a copy, this link will take you to Spoke Art Gallery’s online shop where you can easily order one and receive it at your front door. We gave the mailmen specific orders to be dressed as Storm troopers during delivery, but they didn’t take it so well, so they probably won’t.

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Written by award-winning critic Matt Zoller Seitz, introduced by Pulitzer Prize writer Michael Chabon, published by Abrams, illustrated by yours truly, The Wes Anderson Collection is the book that every cinematography enthusiast should have among his ne plus ultra book collection. Especially if he or she is, like myself, a vehement admirer of Wes Anderson’s oeuvre. So, if you are one too, I highly recommend you to get a copy, you won’t regret it. Read more about the book here.

 

Below are some images of my contribution. Some of them have been already offered as limited editions of posters, some others are about to come, as always via Spoke Art.

 

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Last year I created a poster for The Great West Coast Migration – Art Benefit for Sharks & Oceans. Those prints are sold out now, but the good news is that the guys at PangeaSeed decided to take that image and make a fine t-shirt out of it. Go check PangeaSeed’s shop to get yours, they cost $30. Remember that all the money goes directly towards supporting PangeaSeed’s efforts to help save sharks and other marine species in peril.

 

 

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I wanted to make this list from the beginning, but for one thing or another I kept postponing it. Finally, a who’s who list of all the characters featured on the poster inspired in Scorsese’s No Direction Home. I guess not all of them used to be around MacDougal Street in the 60’s, but they all appear or are mentioned in the film and connected to Bob Dylan in one way or another.

If you’re interested in this poster, there are some copies left available here.

 

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1-     Hank Williams

2-     Bob’s girlfriend Suze Rotolo. She appears on the cover of The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan album.

3-     The Band. Mickey Jones, Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson and Richard Manuel (not shown).

4-     Allen Ginsberg

5-     Andy Warhol

6-     Peter, Paul and Mary

7-     Bob’s Triumph motorcycle

8-     Joan Baez

9-     Odetta

10- The Beatles

11- McKinley Morganfield aka Muddy Waters

12- Johnny Cash

13- Bobbie

14- Maria Muldaur

15-  President John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy

16- Pete Seeger

17-  Sally Grossman, wife of Dylan’s manager Albert Grossman, featured on the “Bringing it all back home” cover

18-  Martin Luther King, Jr.

19-  “This machine kills fascists” Woody Guthrie’s guitar

Thanks to all who attended to the Scorsese show last weekend in NYC. It was a huge success! For those who couldn’t make it and still want a copy of my No Direction Home poster, they’re a few still available at Spoke Art’s store right now.

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