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You might not recognize the name “Joey Spiotto,” but there’s a good chance you’ve seen and admired his work at some point. We’ve featured his brilliant “Little Golden Book” riffs on pop-culture staples such as Alien and Shaun of the Dead several times here on GFR over the years, but he just keeps putting out more awesome stuff. Now a bunch of that awesome stuff is set to be gathered together under one roof for an art show beginning this Friday, August 1 at Gallery 1988 East in Los Angeles.
Spiotto’s “Little Golden Books” pieces are like artifacts from a far superior alternate universe, one where your children can thrill to the cheerful adventures of cartoon-ified alien facehuggers, or a day in the life of precocious, cuddly versions of Pulp Fiction’s hitmen Vincent and Jules. (Just don’t ask about the sign on the front of Jimmie’s house.) I mean, come on, who wouldn’t love to be kicked to death by Alex from A Clockwork Orange if he looked this adorable?
Aside from the “Little Golden Book” prints, Spiotto has also started adapting fan-favorite shows and movies in the style of vintage children’s records. I personally would love to hear Jack and the Survivors’ hit single, “Don’t Tell Me What I Can’t Do.” It’s got to be better than Driveshaft.
Spiotto’s “Storytime: A Little Gallery Show” opens from 7-10pm this Friday, August 1, and will remain on display through Saturday, August 16. Gallery 1988 East is located at 7021 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles CA. If you’re already itching to wallpaper your entire house with this stuff, prints will be on sale at www.gallery1988.com beginning August 2. (You can also peruse Spiotto’s etsy store.) Check out more of Spiotto’s amazing skills in the gallery below.