It's been an eventful couple of months here at Veeptopus. Not only did we move to our gleaming new international headquarters here in the heart of Silicon Valley but we're busily working on a new series of art prints. I'm really excited about them.
So I've got a confession to make. I'm a film nerd. A movie geek. One of those guys who wears horn-rimmed glasses and has opinions about things like aspect ratio. I went to film school. I spent much of my adult life writing about movies. And I've even taught film history on occasion. So I suppose, it is natural that I would end up basing some of my art around cinema.
For my latest series, I'm doing portraits of film directors. I still haven't come up with a title as pithy as Veeptopus but I'm working on it. (Directopus? Auteur Art? Projectorhead? Email me if you think of something better.)
Each portrait is fun and light-hearted yet it stills says something about each director's work. The picture of Hitchcock above, for instance, is both a knowing riff on his 1954 film Rear Window and also a take on the creepy voyeurism that runs throughout his movies like Notorious, Psycho and Vertigo.
So if you find yourself dropping phrases like "mies-en-scene" into your conversations, if you drool over the latest Criterion Collection release, or if you just want some cool stuff on your wall check out my Etsy site.