Thursday, May 15, 2014

Jon Smith Super Libre 4 Superhero Print Set World Premiere Exclusive

Jon Smith has gone loco with his new prints, SUPER LIBRE: A reinterpretation of superheroes through the prism of vintage lucha libre mask illustrations.

Super Libre is a set of four 9″ x 12″ screen prints in an edition of 200 and a small edition of 20, 18″x24″ uncut sheets. It’s an interpretation of superheroes through the prism of traditional lucha libre wrestling masks, hence the name.

Jon Smith on how it all happened:
 I think the idea grew out of living here in southeast Austin and seeing  a lot of superhero pinatas and such, janky looking bounce houses with random superhero heads slapped on them that don’t really belong together. That and lucha libre masks are cool and have always fascinated me as well as those old Santo and Blue Demon movies where wrestlers are bizarro superheroes getting into adventures with zombies and classic movie monsters.
They’re up in his STORE now.

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