Every film has one. A signature prop, set, or location. Something that, in a single image, can represent the entire movie. The design team of Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman, also known as DKNG, call these images “Icons,” and they are the subject of their first ever solo show at Gallery 1988 West in Los Angeles opening Saturday June 14.
The show, called simply Icon, is comprised of 50 pieces featuring iconic places and things from some of your favorite movies and TV shows of all time. Things like Star Wars, Beavis and Butthead, The Shining, Back to the Future, Office Space, Groundhog Day, Arrested Development, Willy Wonka, Jurassic Park, the list goes on and on. Each piece is small – 12 inches square – and is of one thing that sums up an entire movie. And of course, each is done in DKNG’s distinctive bright, geometric yet detailed style. (See/buy prints here.)
In the alternate universe on Fringe, Eric Stoltz actually played Marty McFly and was never replaced by Michael J. Fox. Clever.
(So many people have told me the show starts to REALLY get good somewhere in the middle of season 2. Now I’m certain you guys all meant “Jacksonville” and “Peter” because both episodes blew me away. They’re two of my favorite episodes of the series.)
I need to buy a real DeLorean so I can go back to 1989 and buy a battery-powered DeLorean at Toys R Us.
Great Scott! This is one ultra-mega-super-awesomely comprehensive Back to the Future timeline.
Click-through to check it out.
By Sean Mort