Some imagery created for an event planned for Labor Day weekend…
This Getz Girl Pin-Up artwork honors those linked to the famous US Marine Corps VMFA-121 All Weather fighter squadron. It was inspired by the squadron’s original WWII-era pin-up, which has graced patches, aircraft tail surfaces, etc. (see image below).
The Getz Girl version of ‘Bombin’ Betty’ was developed with input from Green Knight officers and Wives’ Club Members. The new, unofficial artwork presents an updated, easier to reproduce look for a symbol which has inspired squadron members for over half a century.
It was a great honor to work on this, thanks to all the Green Knights and loved ones who contributed feedback.
These bad boys just came in and look freaking awesome. Nice long-lasting silk-screened product.
My design was inspired by this quote from Adlai E. Stevenson:
“Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.”
Sticker may soon available from Tactical Command Industries… the sticker features their Liberator III headset.
The Gone in 60 Seconds poster I created for the Cinema Overdrive showing last month sold out in under 24 hours. Much appreciation to everyone who made my first movie poster sellout happen!!!
Special thanks go out to Matt P and James D! You guys are awesome. :)
The ‘High Rollers’ of HSC-85 were transitioning into more of a Special Operations support role. Their name was changing from ‘High Rollers’ and they wanted an update to their emblem (which was oriented toward gambling). At the time, they were thinking of the name ‘Phoenix’ to reflect the squadron’s heritage doing firefighting support work. I was invited to submit some ideas for an emblem.
Ultimately my designs were not chosen, but if you know anyone with HSC-85 or any squadron having a phoenix or firehawk-themed unit mascot who could like the looks of this art, please let me know.
You can see the selected design on the HSC-85 Wikipedia page here.
April 13th, Cinema Overdrive will run a screening of H.B. Halicki’s original 1974 Gone in 60 Seconds. I had the honor of creating the poster for this show! Originally, I thought about doing a white 60 MPH speed limit sign with ‘Gone in’ and ‘seconds’ painted on it – but that just seemed so ‘obvious’… So I went with a vandalized 30 MPH Ramp sign instead. I think the yellow color alone was a big improvement over the white speed limit option (plus it ties in with the whole ‘principal car’ color. Here are some images for you (Oh, there’s a 3rd ‘hidden’ machine/vehicle in this poster... can you see it?):
If you have not heard of Rolling Thunder, the movie, read all about it here.
Had lots of fun with my friend Matt of Cinema Overdrive while signing my Rolling Thunder poster prints – that guy is a champ for putting up with my short-term memory challenges (“What number are we on again?”)! Matt played photographer with his iPhone too, since my camera was missing in action. Much appreciated. :)
The show was great, if you haven’t seen a screening of an old 35mm movie at the Colony Theater, you should really check it out. Not to be missed. The trailers at the beginning and end of the shows are worth the $5 ticket price alone!
Thanks to everyone who bought one of the 77 limited edition silk-screened posters or commented on them, the ‘live feedback’ is the best!
It seems that the Major Rane character was shot down during the ‘Rolling Thunder’ military operation over Vietnam. I allude to this in the poster. You can read more about the real event here.
I had the pleasure of attending the two-day NC Comic Con Saturday and Sunday with toy/model kit creation/special effects luminary Mike Maddi, who was showing off his Resin in Motion kits (logo by yours truly) and a couple of his carnivorous Puppetoys designs while I worked on selling Cinema Overdrive posters by myself and Danny Miller. Lots of fun.
Travis Getz is an American artist, consultant and authenticity coordinator for the Tom Clancy video games, among other things.