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MOVIE NERD H.Q. — Our favorite movies seem to hold a special place in our hearts. Whether that place is located in an area that houses an extreme yearning for bonbons or an irrational fear of houseplants it doesn’t matter; we love our movies.
Artist Anthony Petrie has now given us a way to wear those special places of our hearts on our sleeves, or at least our walls.
Petrie often creates incredible alternate posters and artwork of some classic and cult films, but one of his latest projects, “Charts” has people captivated.
Petrie has cleverly created charts and maps using imagery from our favorite movies. The “Chum Chart,” is particularly interesting, giving us a look at Amity Island from "Jaws." Other prints include a peek at the layout of the Temple of the Chachapoyan Warriors from “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” in his work “Trap Map” and a look at the constellations of “Star Wars” in “Blue Milky Way.”
The series has been on display at Los Angeles' Gallery 1988 West since Jan. 9 and will continue through the 24th.
"I chose charts as the theme because I feel like they are universally recognizable and appeal to a broader range of people than a lot of alternative movie posters," Petrie told KSL.com. "I chose those movies in particular because they are so iconic, that whatever visual iteration you translate them into, they maintain their identities. And I mean really, who doesn't like 'Jurassic Park?'"
If Petrie has given the "Chart" treatment to your favorite movie yet, don't fret, he says he's not done.
"This is a concept that I will continue to explore," Petrie said. "The show really got a great response, and I'm happy that the theme really seemed to resonate with not only collectors, but fans of the movies, as well as people who just want to hang something cool on their wall."
All of the prints are brilliant in their own right, and thanks to Petrie we now have one more thing to add to our list of “Things we desperately want, but don’t actually need.” It seems that list gets longer every day.
Petrie said some of the prints have already sold out, but if you'd like to see what's still available you can visit Gallery 1988's site. Petrie said he'll also have some personal prints going up for sale in the coming months. If you'd like to be first in line you can join his mailing list or follow him on Twitter.
You can take a look at more of Petrie’s works in his portfolio on his official site.