Johnny Dombrowski

Two illustrations for USA Today’s Hunt & Fish Magazine. For an article about the rise of hunting and fishing locations popping up nearby US cities, like New York City, among others. Thanks to AD Erin Aulov!

Game On
Johnny Dombrowski
A recent illustration for American Way Magazine concerning the return of arcades across the country. People forgetting about apps and their smart phones to go back to the classics. Finally a movement I can stand behind. Hopefully more will pop up in NYC! You can read the full article here. Big thanks to ADs Betsy Semple and Brian Smith.

Game On

Johnny Dombrowski

A recent illustration for American Way Magazine concerning the return of arcades across the country. People forgetting about apps and their smart phones to go back to the classics. Finally a movement I can stand behind. Hopefully more will pop up in NYC! You can read the full article here. Big thanks to ADs Betsy Semple and Brian Smith.

The Fly
Johnny Dombrowski
Be afraid. Be very afraid. Mondo and Spectrum Live have released my poster for the upcoming 35mm screening of David Cronenberg’s THE FLY! Playing at the Alamo Drafthouse in Kansas City on May 9th.
The poster, an edition of 150, is a screening exclusive. For more information about the film and how to purchase your ticket: Click Here
For those not in Kansas City, don’t worry! I have more big news coming soon…

The Fly

Johnny Dombrowski

Be afraid. Be very afraid. Mondo and Spectrum Live have released my poster for the upcoming 35mm screening of David Cronenberg’s THE FLY! Playing at the Alamo Drafthouse in Kansas City on May 9th.

The poster, an edition of 150, is a screening exclusive. For more information about the film and how to purchase your ticket: Click Here

For those not in Kansas City, don’t worry! I have more big news coming soon…

victoriousvocabulary:

ROCAMBOLESQUE

[adjective]

unusual, incredible, wacky, fabulous, fantastic; pertaining to a fantastical adventure.

Etymology: from French rocambolesque, from Ponson du Terrail’s character, Rocambole.

[Johnny Dombrowski - The Mad Hatter & The Caterpillar]

Thanks to Victorious Vocabulary for posting two of my Alice in Wonderland illustrations!

Vibration in the Soul

Only recently has art affected me this much. Younger, I could walk through an entire museum and not feel a thing. Now, a single painting can bring me on the verge of tears. All depending on what power lies beneath the canvas and paint. And while some exhibits can give me a sense of weightlessness, others that I only happen upon, can keep me grounded, with the walls closing in.

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Johnny Dombrowski

The Terminator (Process)

Now showing in  ”It Came From 1984" at the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Screenprinted, Edition of 50- signed and numbered, available on the gallery’s website.

Joe and Chogrin emailed asking me to be a part of the show and The Terminator was the first movie that came to mind. Temple of Doom and Dune being a close second and third. 

Initially, I wanted to play with the Tech-Noir. The first place Sarah Connor realizes which of the two men following her also means to kill her. I then decided to pull back and instead focus lightly on the malfunctioning of machines. The driving force of the franchise. This technology we’re so dependent on, eventually becoming self-aware and transforming in to our greatest enemy. Creating these unstoppable terminators in our own image- almost as a means to mock us. Skynet, however, doesn’t seem like it would lean towards bullying or practical jokes.

Instead, it’s a purely psychological. Fear is the best weapon. First easy to spot with rubber skin, they can now blend into a crowd ready to strike exactly at the right moment. There are no breaks in the storm. They will never stop.

So when the terminator walks in to our field of vision, technology itself, begins to skip, glitch, distort, lie and eventually, betray. 

Johnny Dombrowski
The Terminator
Now showing in “It Came From 1984" at Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.
Edition of 50- signed and numbered, available on gallery website here.
Progress post tomorrow.

Johnny Dombrowski

The Terminator

Now showing in “It Came From 1984" at Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.

Edition of 50- signed and numbered, available on gallery website here.

Progress post tomorrow.