New and Improved!
While most of the country was sleeping last night, we rolled out the Spring 2012 site update. I know, it’s wishful thinking. We just can’t wait for the stormy season!
Now, visitors can indulge in all our social media formats from one convenient launching point. As you can see, we went with “simple and effective” for the design.
Jeff Mitchell, 2011
So, first there was this fun guy. He’s an open edition, and he’s been a pretty popular print. I guess there is a shortage of wrestling pop art.
I’d always planned to do a limited edition color variant based on this painting, but I got wrapped up in a lot of other projects (thankfully).
Even though I’m still pretty booked, I found time to complete the alternate Andre. He’s going to be released next week. I’m preparing a closed edition of only 20 prints. Once they’re sold, that’s it!
As always, follow me on Twitter for release info (@theboxingbear).
If you’re not into limited editions or color variants, you can always just buy the open edition print (shown above). Just click the image to visit my shop.
There Goes the Fear
Jeff Mitchell, 2012
Portrait of Hunter S. Thompson done in a style similar to Ralph Steadman, the iconic illustrator and friend of Thompson. Lots of hidden references in this one. It’s available for purchase through my Etsy shop. Just click the image to view.
You can’t display an urban wall in your living room, but you can own this and other works like it by visiting my shop.
You could win this print (or others) just by entering on my Facebook page.
The Big Lebowski’s Enlightenment Through Bowling
Jeff Mitchell, 2011
First piece in the series. Number of total pieces still unknown.
My best-selling print to date, this homage to the Coen Brothers’ film references the Everyman’s search for meaning in life. Interestingly, this is probably the most popular “cult film” in the history of cinema, considering that “cult” implies a limited following but you’d be hard-pressed to find a significant group of people who can’t recite at least one line from the movie.
I take that back. Grandparents and babies have no frame of reference.
Boxing Bear = Hand-did
In an effort to increase the “handmadiness” of my prints, I’m adding an official seal of approval to each print in the form of a stamp to the back of each print sold.
It beats the hell out of an “Inspected by: 11435” secretly tucked in your pocket when you aren’t looking. That would be creepy.
How do you know it’s official? Check for the stamp.