Johnny Dombrowski

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.

I have a piece in this show! I’ll soon be posting the image along with information on how to buy prints of not only mine but everyone’s images from the exhibit.
Poster by Pakoto Martinez
Also, apologies for the lack of posts! I’ve been working on long term projects and jobs that I can’t show just yet. I’ll keep you posted with whatever I can.

I have a piece in this show! I’ll soon be posting the image along with information on how to buy prints of not only mine but everyone’s images from the exhibit.

Poster by Pakoto Martinez

Also, apologies for the lack of posts! I’ve been working on long term projects and jobs that I can’t show just yet. I’ll keep you posted with whatever I can.

Johnny Dombrowski

Two illustrations for Asset International. The first was originally meant for the Coming to America article in AiCIO, but later went in a different direction. Fortunately, it was later printed for Bells and Whistles in the November issue of PLANSPONSOR. Big thanks to AD SooJin Buzelli.

instigatorzine:

There are two covers for Instigatorzine 21.
Johnny Dombrowski did this one.
Get one.
http://instigatorzine.bigcartel.com/product/instigatorzine-vol-21

I always enjoy working with Narciso and Instigatorzine- it’s such an awesome place to experiment and play around with new ideas. I worked on one of two covers available for the upcoming #21. You should buy it from the link above! 

instigatorzine:

There are two covers for Instigatorzine 21.

Johnny Dombrowski did this one.

Get one.

http://instigatorzine.bigcartel.com/product/instigatorzine-vol-21

I always enjoy working with Narciso and Instigatorzine- it’s such an awesome place to experiment and play around with new ideas. I worked on one of two covers available for the upcoming #21. You should buy it from the link above! 

Innocent X from the Met. Gouache and pastels. 

Innocent X from the Met. Gouache and pastels. 

PLATOON
Johnny Dombrowski
I’m very happy and excited to say that I’ve illustrated a poster for Mondo! It will be one of two posters for Alamo Drafthouse’s 35mm screening of Platoon in the honor of Veteran’s Day.
My poster is a screen printed edition of 125, sized at 24x36 inches and will be sold at the screening on Sunday along with, I believe, afterwards as well. To see the other amazing poster by Jay Shaw and detail shots of mine in all their glory, check out Mondo’s blog!  If people are interested, I’ll do some more process and very close details of the print as well.

PLATOON

Johnny Dombrowski

I’m very happy and excited to say that I’ve illustrated a poster for Mondo! It will be one of two posters for Alamo Drafthouse’s 35mm screening of Platoon in the honor of Veteran’s Day.

My poster is a screen printed edition of 125, sized at 24x36 inches and will be sold at the screening on Sunday along with, I believe, afterwards as well. To see the other amazing poster by Jay Shaw and detail shots of mine in all their glory, check out Mondo’s blog! If people are interested, I’ll do some more process and very close details of the print as well.