David Moscati Unveils MAD MAX Art Wasteland Warriors
Here is your first look at some epic Mad Max art from illustrator David Moscati. I recently had the opportunity to interview Moscat about his new Mad Max art called Wasteland Warriors. The set of four posters features some of the iconic characters that you have grown to love and or hate from the Mad Max movies. I love these pieces because they look as weathered and gritty as the Mad Max movies look. Keep reading to check out the Mad Max art and to read our interview with Moscati.
First up is our interview. I asked questions of David and here are the subsequent answers:
SI: When did you start creating poster art?
DM: I have been an illustrator for as long as I can remember. The second I merged my illustrative background with graphic design, I realized that I was basically still illustrating only with a new medium. So I treated it as such and utilized graphic design as a new means to create artwork. I have probably been doing poster art for over 10 years now but only recently have moved into the screen printing world within the past two years.
SI:How would you describe your creative style?
DM: Again going back to illustration and a more traditional media I believe my style directly reflects that. I have heard multiple terms like, “Digital Illustrator” or “Graphic Artist”. I guess I could be all of the above. It gets difficult to confine yourself to one thing when being in a creative field is always so versatile and flexible. At one moment I may create a more minimalist style print (such as my upcoming piece “The Brawler” for Guzu Gallery’s new show “Deep Cuts” or, like most of the time, I am more influenced by painting and drawing and create a more elaborate piece like my most recent print for Emerald City Comicon, “Ball or Sword”.
DM: I am so glad you asked this question. I grew up watching science fiction movies with my Dad. My Mom was a big Star Trek fan. I LOVE Science Fiction. Almost everything I do creatively is influence by film in some way. Unlike a lot of people who listen to music while they work, I am usually watching a movie. So Science Fiction/Fantasy would be my most heavily influenced genre and classic Horror would be a close second. I find that they inspire me the most because for one, I grew up on it. And two, it is the epitome of creativity in film. From writing, to cinematography and acting. It’s a creation of the imagination from start to finish.
SI: Out of each of the posters you have created, which is your favorite?
DM: Well… It’s funny. As an artist I usually can’t stand looking at a piece by the time I’m finished. One, because I have been staring at it for so long and two because I will always find a way to improve upon it. With that said normally each new piece I do becomes my new favorite as I’m working on it. However looking back I have a few that I am proud of the way they turned out. One being my Kaiju print “Ghidorah”. I feel it was executed exactly the way I wanted it to be and I was able to create the feeling I was going for. Second would be “Ball or Sword” because I am a huge fan of Shogun Assassin and was very happy to jump on a show that allowed me to utilize that as a subject. Although both might be trumped by what I have in store the next couple of weeks. I will tell you now that is a Game of Thrones print for a special screening at a Pub in Atlanta. Other than that, definitely be on the look out for this one.
DM: I intentionally left The Road Warrior out of my previous answer knowing this would get brought up. The Road Warrior is probably one of my top three films of all time. I have been waiting for the right moment to do a Max print. But every time a show came up I just didn’t feel that right fit for it. Finally I decided to do this new “Mini-Series”. I will be releasing a mini-series of prints periodically starting tomorrow with The Road Warrior. This way I can have control over the content that I hold so dear. I already have a second mini-series so stay tuned for that.
As for the project that I choose to work on, It does become difficult. There are so many great galleries and shows and sometimes it is hard to turn some down. I am pretty loyal to certain galleries and their curators and will always be a part of their crew. Outside of them, I base it upon themes. All spaces come up with their own themes and some are way more creative than others, some are too constraining, some are wide open. And sometimes, like the Mad Max instance, I just have something in my head and it needs to come out.
DM: Draw. I research, and by research I mean watch the movie that the print is about or inspired by, and then I draw. Lots of sketching and drawing. Working on thoughts, composition, placement. Drawing is the best way to find your ground. It helps the process and I am a very process oriented artist. And of course watch more movies. And maybe play with my dog.
SI: If you could work with anyone on an upcoming poster project, who would it be and why?
DM: I’m a huge comic book nerd so I would say Marvel every time. If I could get to the status of doing limited prints for upcoming Marvel films, I would die happy. I would say DC as well but Marvel is just hitting the film industry out of the park recently. Let me get a hold of Guardians of the Galaxy or Ant Man. If I had any pull I would make them redo a Daredevil film properly as well. Frank Miller style.
SI: What is your favorite movie genre?
DM: Science Fiction hands down. I could bunch in Fantasy with it which would include things like LOTR, or The Avengers because those all are part of my movie repertoire. A close third would be classic horror. I’m not so much into the new found-footage stuff. Some of my favorite films in both respective genres wold be Alien, Blade Runner, Nightmare on Elm Street, The original George A. Romero Living Dead series… I could go on. But those all make a constant appearance in my player.
Check out the sweet Mad Max art below and share your thoughts:
The posters each have an edition of 50, so needless to say limited quantities are available. For more information and to buy yours visit his site today.
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