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"You've Just Crossed Over"

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Check out the entire Twilight Zone Collection!

If it's not already obvious by looking at my pop art portfolio, pop culture is my life. I unabashedly love each one of the reference subjects I use for my artwork; some of these happen to be popular (you may have heard tell of a mushroom-stomping plumber by the name of Mario), while many are not so much (99 out of 100 people on the street have no clue about Joe Versus the Volcano, for example). I'm proud of this fact, as I refuse to "sell out," as the hipsters say. I draw and paint what I personally love, not what I think will sell ... which is, frankly, probably a stupid move for someone who owns a very small business. But this is my choice, and my hope is that all the cool people in the world who love the same weirdo stuff I do will appreciate that they can find it immortalized in Mod Pop Art form here at Plaid Design. And one of those things is The Twilight Zone. Not that this show isn't well-known (of course it is); but as time goes by, fewer and fewer people really know and appreciate it, whereas I continue to religiously watch what has essentially become my #1 favorite show of all time, despite it having concluded long before I was born. Rod Serling is a hero of mine - a perfect wordsmith and creator of truly fascinating studies of the human psyche, tales that due to stellar writing, directing, and acting, feel almost more real than most TV today, despite the outlandish sci-fi scenarios. For this piece, I chose four of my favorite episodes that could be instantly recognizable with a single floating head, and I used color symbolically. For the background color gradients, I created a subtle "Z" shape as a nod to the show. I also developed a new shape-drawing technique to create the faces piece by piece. It is a very tedious process, but rewarding, as it is an original look and I like how it turned out.


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  • Museum-quality archival fine art print/giclée on acid-free paper.
  • Exclusive Limited Edition run in this size and variant.
  • Each Ltd. Ed. print is hand-signed and numbered by the artist in graphite.
  • Each Ltd. Ed. print includes a detailed Certificate of Authenticity, signed, dated, and numbered by the artist.
All Ltd. Ed. fine art prints are printed in Austin, TX, USA by Miller Imaging & Digital Solutions using archival Canon Lucia pigment inks on acid-free premium archival matte paper (230gsm/9.5mil). Finely crafted using a professional archival process, the result is a museum-quality art print that will last 100 years or more if properly cared for. All artwork is printed to individual order as art sells, no mass-printing, so please allow 2-3 days for this printing process to complete before your art is shipped. Dimensions listed for Ltd. Ed. prints include a white border for proper matting (usually 2 inches around). Please refer to the image included showing an example of how your print will look framed on a wall (frame not included; example image not necessarily to scale).
OPEN-EDITION MINI-PRINT ARTWORK DETAILS: Mini-Prints printed on high-quality cardstock and usually include a 1-inch border. Not numbered or signed.
Artwork © John Lathrop/Plaid Design. Not officially affiliated/licensed, but 100% protected under fair use and/or parody laws due to being original artwork of a transformative nature.