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Dez Einswell

“Zero2Hero”

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Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimension: 36” W x 24” H
City: Los Angeles, CA

INSPIRATION / BIOGRAPHY:

Finding inspiration through each of the Big Bang Theory characters’ singular qualities, Dez Einswell was able to emphasize iconic imagery for Raj (left), Howard, Sheldon and Leonard (right) that blends both super hero and fanboy motifs. As part of his signature style, Einswell protects each character with an outer shell — representing a costume we all put on to deal with everyday life. Though each character carries a sense of their unique style, when put together, they add up to one epic equation.

Dez Einswell’s fascination for art started at an early age, and this passion led him to become a character-based artist. He has participated in exhibits including the Kickslab live mural installation in Japan, Scion Installation 3 at Art Basel Miami, Halcyon, Kid Robot LA and Gallery 1988. His past clients include Nike, Stussy, New Balance, Adidas, Levi’s, Be@rbrick and Eames.

More from this artist:

www.facebook.com/dezeinswell
www.twitter.com/Dezeinswell
www.instagram.com/Dezeinswell

Sakiroo Choi

“The Big Bang”

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Medium: Mixed Media
Dimension: 36” W x 30” H Acrylic Frame
Country: Korea

INSPIRATION / BIOGRAPHY:

For this art piece, Sakiroo Choi was influenced by Dr. Stephen Hawking’s groundbreaking research into the actual Big Bang Theory. Choi uses his work to express the idea that black holes consume everything — from history and culture, to time and space. Similar to the manner in which a black hole is unaffected by the gravitational pull of anything that surrounds it in the universe, Sakiroo believes that the singular Dr. Sheldon Cooper is untouched by the gravitational pull of everything that surrounds him. In addition to the broken mirror symbolizing what an astronaut would see as he/she is absorbed into a black hole, Sakiroo’s artwork represents the violent devastation caused by the black hole as it consumes all things in its path.

Sakiroo is an internationally prominent illustrator and fine artist who gracefully combines hand-drawn illustrations with digital coloring — using his own color theory. He has participated in exhibits including the Red Bull F1 Korean Sports Art Final 2012, the Bottleneck Gallery’s “I Love You Man” group show and Gallery 89’s Human Movement Group Exhibition. His past clients include Adobe, Facebook, Red Bull, Samsung, and more.

More from this artist:

www.twitter.com/sakiroo
www.twitter.com/adavidcreative
www.instagram.com/davidcreativewww.facebook.com/sakiroo

Martin Hsu

“Big Bang Cats”

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Medium: Acrylic on Wood Panel
Dimension: 18” W x 24” H
City: San Francisco, CA

Print available at Booth #3449

INSPIRATION / BIOGRAPHY:

When looking for inspiration for his piece, Martin Hsu realized that the individual feline characteristics of common (and uncommon) housecats were a perfect match for the eccentric characters of The Big Bang Theory. Thus, Sheldon embodied the hairless and frail Sphynx, with an alien intelligence; Leonard, the observant and affectionate Charteux; Penny, the frilly and bubbly American Curl; Howard, the American Wirehair, perhaps the grooviest of all cats; and Raj, the Bombay, ironically snuggly by nature.

Martin Hsu is a San Francisco–based painter, designer and dreamer. He has participated in exhibits such as Hello Kitty’s 35th Anniversary Art Exhibition, Hasbro’s My Little Pony Project and the 2013 Young Art Taipei Exhibition. His past clients include Google and Saatchi & Saatchi.

More from this artist:

www.facebook.com/martin.hsu
www.twitter.com/MartinHsu

Jerrod Maruyama

“Little Big Bang Theory”

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INSPIRATION / BIOGRAPHY:

As Jerrod Maruyama is someone who always searches for the ‘cute’ in everything, it seemed inevitable that he would make The Big Bang Theory’s characters into adorable cartoons that are almost toylike in this “kawaii” homage. Maruyama also includes the show’s iconic sets — which are both instantly recognizable and practically characters themselves — in his piece which, quite fittingly, takes the form of a comic book page.

Jerrod Maruyama is a freelance illustrator who specializes in character concepts and design. He has participated in exhibits at the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn and the Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, California. His past clients include Hostess, Mattel and Facebook.

More from this artist:

www.facebook.com/jmaruyama
www.twitter.com/jmaruyama
www.instagram.com/jmaruyama

David Zajdman X Munky King

“Friendship Formula”

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Medium: Physical OMI
Dimension: 13” W x 13” H Acrylic Frame
City: Los Angeles, CA

INSPIRATION / BIOGRAPHY:

For this series, David Zajdman utilizes Munky King’s Omi masks as a multi-faced canvas for his interpretation of The Big Bang Theory. Each custom Omi depicts a character giving or receiving something from another friend — a visual variable of Sheldon Cooper’s “Friendship Algorithm.”

Munky King’s Omi inspiration takes the traditional form of Chinese opera and Japanese Omi masks, and infuses that with a designer toy aesthetic. David Zajdman is a graphic designer whose work consists of, among other things, vector-based graphics, image manipulation, sculpture and branding. His past clients include My Chemical Romance/Warner Music Group, will.i.am, Cedric the Entertainer, PlanB Skateboards and more.

 

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David Zajdman
www.twitter.com/denseinthehead
www.instagram.com/denseinthehead

Munky King
www.twitter.com/munkykingtoys
www.instagram.com/munkykingtoys
www.facebook.com/munkykingtoys

Nan Lawson

“Doctor Cooper”

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Medium: Signed Giclée
Dimension: 11” W x 14” H
City: Los Angeles, CA

INSPIRATION / BIOGRAPHY:

Nan Lawson was drawn to Sheldon Cooper’s character for the Artist Series because she found him, without question, the most interesting to observe on The Big Bang Theory. While Sheldon is a genius, it’s his complete lack of social skills that most fascinates her. Whether he is just socially awkward or dealing with deeper issues at hand, Sheldon’s perspective

Nan Lawson is a self-taught illustrator living and working in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles. She has exhibited at Gallery1988 and iam8bit Gallery. Her past clients include AT&T, Penguin Publishing, and Time Out New York.

More from this artist:

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www.twitter.com/nanlawson
www.instagram.com/nanlawson

Richard J. Oliver

“In the Beginning There Was Nothing, Which Exploded”

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Medium: Oil on mixed media  canvas
Dimension: 60” W x 46”H
Country:  Wales, UK

INSPIRATION / BIOGRAPHY:

Inspired by the show’s numerous references to comic book heroes, Richard J. Oliver created a visual representation of the show’s five original characters in the old comic book style, fused with that of more contemporary graphic novels. He also incorporated American Sign Language into the paintings as a response to the show’s fifth season “The Wiggly Finger Catalyst” episode, as well as Sheldon Cooper’s “Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock” game. Each gesture illustrates sign language for modern physics that most closely relates to each character’s discipline.

Richard J. Oliver is an Los Angeles–based artist, originally from Wales, whose works explore universal subjects — from environmental issues to humanitarian and social problems — that are close to his heart. He has participated in exhibits at the Corey Helford Gallery, the Known Gallery and the prestigious Museum of Modern Art in Wales. His past clients include The Wynn Family Las Vegas, HRH The Prince of Wales, the National Library of Wales and more.

More from this artist:

www.facebook.com/richardjoliverfinearts
www.twitter.com/RJOliverfineart
www.instagram.com/richardjoliverfinearts

 

 SCIENCE + ART + POP CULTURE = #BIGBANGTHEORY

 

THE BIG BANG THEORY ARTIST SERIES DEBUTS AT COMIC-CON®, FEATURING

ORIGINAL WORKS INSPIRED BY THE SHOW AND CREATED BY

SELECT ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

 

Seven Original Pieces to Be Exhibited at the Warner Bros. Booth; Limited-Edition

Litho Prints Available for Purchase Through Huckleberry

 

Additional Pieces and Artwork to Be Revealed Throughout the Year, with

More Exhibitions Featuring All Artists in the Series to Follow

 

Merchandise Based on the Artist Series and Future Prints

Will Be Available at Select Events and Retailers

 

BIG BANG THEORY, THE Artist Series

 

Twitter Pitch: Science + Art + Pop Culture = #BigBangTheory: http://bit.ly/1bDfsb4 Exclusive #BBT Fine Art Debuts at @Comic_Con 2013 #WBSDCC @BigBang_CBS

 

BURBANK, Calif. (July 16, 2013) — Comic-Con fan favorite The Big Bang Theory (Thursdays 8/7c CBS) returns to San Diego in 2013, and this year, TV’s #1 comedy makes its appearance at the Con not only in a Friday panel session — but also in fine art form. Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Marketing and Warner Bros. Consumer Products have launched The Big Bang Theory Artist Series, an exclusive collaboration with a select group of leading and emerging artists to celebrate TV’s #1 comedy and its oft-imitated geek-chic aesthetic with a series of original artworks that will debut at Comic-Con.

 

Seven original pieces from The Big Bang Theory Artist Series will be exhibited in a gallery space within the Warner Bros. booth, and limited-edition litho prints of two of the selections will be available for sale at the Huckleberry booth. Exhibitions of additional pieces and artwork from the Artist Series, as well as future prints and additional merchandise based upon the series, will follow in upcoming months.

 

  • The Studio invited artists from the U.S. and around the globe to collaborate on The Big Bang Theory Artist Series and to express their visual interpretation of the smash series, its characters and its themes. Artists from Korea, Mexico, the UK, Italy, Germany, the U.S. and more have contributed original works in a variety of mediums and styles — ranging from street art to fine art and from digital to illustration — all inspired by The Big Bang Theory.

 

  • Fans can see the first installment of the Artist Series, with seven original pieces on display at the Warner Bros. booth, #4545 on the convention floor.

 

  • 250 limited-edition offset lithographic prints of the creations by Martin Hsu (“Big Bang Cats”) and Jerrod Maruyama (“Little Big Bang Theory”) can be purchased for $45 per print at the Huckleberry booth, #3449 on the convention floor. Additionally, artists Hsu and Maruyama will be on hand to sign their prints on Friday, July 19, at the Huckleberry booth (time TBD).

 

  • For a preview (with digital watermarking) of Martin Hsu’s “Big Bang Cats” and Jerrod Maruyama’s “Little Big Bang Theory,” click here to download images: http://bit.ly/1bDfsb4

 

  • Throughout the next year, WBTVG and WBCP will reveal additional participating artists, unveil new pieces and artwork, and announce upcoming gallery exhibitions featuring all artists in the series. Original merchandise based upon the Artist Series and future lithographic prints will be available at select events and retailers.

 

 

Details on the seven original pieces from The Big Bang Theory Artist Series on display at the Warner Bros. booth are as follows:

 

  • “Big Bang Cats” by Martin Hsu. San Francisco artist Martin Hsu found inspiration in the peculiar feline characteristics of cat breeds when looking for a perfect match for the eccentric Big Bang characters.

 

  • “Little Big Bang Theory” by Jerrod Maruyama. Specializing in character concept and design, freelance illustrator Jerrod Maruyama looks for the “cute” in everything and found a natural fit with these adorable cartoon characters in an almost toylike, kawaii homage.

 

  • “Zero2Hero” by Dez Einswell. As part of his signature style, Dez Einswell draws out the iconic nature of each character, blending both super hero and fanboy imagery.

 

  • “Doctor Cooper” by Nan Lawson. Self-taught Silverlake illustrator Nan Lawson found inspiration in Sheldon Cooper’s charming and humorous perspective of how the world works.

 

  • “Friendship Formula” by David Zajdman X Munky King. Using Munky King’s Omi (designer toy) aesthetic, Zajdman presents his own variable on Sheldon Cooper’s “Friendship Algorithm.”

 

  • “In the Beginning There Was Nothing Which Exploded” by Richard J. Oliver. Welsh artist Richard Oliver creates a visual representation of the Big Bang characters in the old comic book style fused with that of more contemporary graphic novels.

 

  • “The Big Bang” by Sakiroo Choi. Internationally prominent Korean illustrator and artist Sakiroo Choi was inspired by Stephen Hawking’s groundbreaking research, as well as scientific themes found in The Big Bang Theory. This piece expresses the idea that the singular Dr. Sheldon Cooper — similar to a black hole — is unaffected by the gravitational pull of everything that surrounds him.

 

For continuing info on the Studio’s plans at Comic-Con, please visit www.thewb.com/comiccon and follow us on Twitter at @TheWBdotcom (hashtag #WBSDCC).

 

About The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch. Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro and Bill Prady serve as executive producers of the series, which was created by Lorre & Prady. From Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS, and the seventh season premieres on September 26.

 

About Huckleberry

Founded in 2006, Huckleberry dedicated itself to designing well-made, imaginative products to foster fun, creative play for kids of all ages.

 

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Contacts:

 

Warner Bros. Television

Tammy Golihew

(818) 954-4855, tammy.golihew@warnerbros.com

Twitter: @TeeVeeGal

 

Jeff Tobler

(818) 954-5062, jeff.tobler@warnerbros.com

Twitter: @JeffTobler

 

For The Big Bang Theory

Susan Kesser

(818) 954-7608, susan.kesser@warnerbros.com

Twitter: @skesser

 

Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Janice Aguilar-Herrero

(818) 954-3821, janice.aguilar-herrero@warnerbros.com