Hosted at Creature Features in Burbank and curated by Chogrin, a special tribute art show was held for the 1987 cult classic, The Monster Squad. This 80s classic was writer and director Fred Dekker’s loving homage to the Universal Monsters. In the movie, we see teenagers going up against Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and the Gillman. It may not have been a huge success when released, but since then, it’s become a cult favorite thanks to cable TV movie rentals.
The approach taken in these pieces were inspired by video games from the 80s. It’s essentially “8-bit” pixel art depicting each horror character as if they starred in their own Nintendo game with each character sprite is limited to 4 colors palette.
Justin Gammon is an illustrator and designer with a penchant for the weird. This is most visible in the bizarre illustration and animation he has created for the highly lauded and award-winning social media channels for Denny’s Diner along with the funny and shareable content he currently creates for Jib Jab Studios.