One Sheets – Series Ten – The Director’s Cut Gallery

Yoo-hoo, boys and girls. It’s time once again to show off some of the copywritten materials that I’ve bastardized for your amusement.

The winter was a very nice one, all things considered. I made an exciting journey back home to Toronto to be a part of the Super Naughty Show at the new Super Wonder Gallery, which was balls to the wall insanity. Met some really talented folks, and saw some very clever and memorable re-imaginings of human genitals. Kudos to Christian Aldo and his amazing team who are still putting on fantastic group shows and giving great exposure (and legit business) to dozens of talented artists. This lowly ‘sumbitch in the frozen prairies could not be more grateful to have been a part of it.

Then, after that extravaganza, I just wrapped a mini exhibition of my own work, which was a joyous pain in the ass, and a fantastic experiment in seeing what I could cook up if left entirely to my own devices. I called the show ‘The Director’s Cut’, and most of what you see in this update debuted in it. Many were passion projects and series’ that I’ve wanted to explore (Beastie Boys, retro video games), and a few were rare juicy little numbers that I was lucky enough to get my hands on (Birdman, Primus, Mad Max). All in all, a successful week long run, and a really fun series in the middle of my winter commissions. Frame Arts Warehouse has always been incredibly accommodating to whatever bonkers ideas I have for their space, and I’m sure this will not be the last time we will collaborate on something big, fun, and dumb together.   

ALSO, some good news for those of you who want to buy me groceries by-proxy, SOME OF THESE BABIES ARE STILL FOR SALE! Take a peek under the title for the price, or, if you feel like skipping that step, head on over to the For Sale section to see is something strikes your fancy.

Seacrest out. 

‘…Oh’, formerly John Wick

SOLD

‘I Liked That Poster’, formerly Birdman

SOLD

‘Tentatively Untitled’, formerly Mad Max : Fury Road

$110

‘Get Real Close To The TV, Kids’, formerly Primus

$100

’50 Cups Of Coffee’, formerly Beastie Boys – Hello Nasty

$250

‘Sometimes I Like To Brag’ and ‘Sometimes I’m Soft Spoken’, formerly Beastie Boys – Hello Nasty

SOLD

‘Another Dimension’, formerly Beastie Boys

SOLD

‘Scientists Of Sound’, formerly Beastie Boys

$25

‘Kill Screen’, formerly Donkey Kong

SOLD

‘Another Castle’, formerly Super Mario Bros.

$100

‘Pick A Box. It’s Contents Will Help You On Your Way.’, formerly Super Mario Bros. 3

SOLD

‘NES 1 and 2’, formerly Super Mario Bros 1 and 3

SOLD

‘There’s No Crazy People Around Here’, formerly Friday the 13th

SOLD

‘Widely Considered As A Bad Move’, formerly Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy

SOLD

‘You Smell Like Fear’, formerly Surviving Christmas

SOLD

‘While We Were Talking’ and ‘I Saw You Nodding Out’, formerly The Clash – London Calling

SOLD

‘Hope and Hard Work’, formerly Justin Trudeau campaign poster

SOLD

‘Now I Am Become Death, Destroyer Of Worlds’, formerly Godzilla

$15

‘Rainbow Pony Power’, formerly My Little Pony

SOLD

‘Make Like A Tree’, ‘And Get Outta Here’, formerly Back To The Future

SOLD

‘We’re All Counting on You’, formerly Airplane!

SOLD

One Sheets – Series Nine – Die, One Sheets, Die

The winter bounty has been plentiful, my friends.

This collection is the massive bulk of what I was making since the tail end of November. Spring shall bring forth a butt-load of new and exciting treats, but the dark and frozen ground brought with it some tasty little delights, as you can see.

All that you see here, once again, were either commissions or have been sold. Anything that pops up either here or in the Gallery is in some lucky weirdos hands, unless it says otherwise. New stuff that is still up for grabs will be up in the For Sale section. I’m working adding more to that, but I have a stupidly large number of commissions to get through, so expect that in… I don’t know, October? Whatever, I’m busy. Slag off.

‘Elements of Harmony’ formerly My Little Pony

SOLD

‘The Hell Of It’, formerly three Phantom Of The Paradise mini posters

SOLD

‘Well, I Figured, What The Hell?’, formerly Back To The Future

SOLD

‘At Least It’s An Ethos’, formerly the Big Lebowski

SOLD

‘You’ve Got Red On You’, formerly Shaun Of The Dead

SOLD

‘It’s So Stupid, It’s Positively Brilliant’, formerly The Great Escape

SOLD

‘Swallow Death and Spit It Out Of Me’, formerly Royal Hunt Of The Sun

SOLD

‘See, Just Where I Said It Was’, formerly Jackie Brown

SOLD

‘I Speak Jive’, formerly Airplane!

SOLD

‘The Monkey In The Wrench’, formerly Die Hard

SOLD

‘Poor Bastard Will See Them Soon Enough’, formerly Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas

SOLD

‘I Follow Your General Idea’, formerly Gone With The Wind

SOLD

‘No Idea’, formerly ______

SOLD

One of the most interesting commissions I’ve received to date. This was a request to be made as a gift, and the person who placed the order insisted that I never reveal who ordered it, or what the poster originally was. The only ones who know are the person who ordered it and myself. Guess all you want, I guarantee you’ll never figure it out.

‘I’m Gonna See It If I Have To Go Blind Trying’, formerly Mallrats

SOLD

”You’re Doing It!’, and ‘You’re Using Your Imagination!’, formerly Hook

SOLD

‘Some Of It Was True’, formerly London Calling by The Clash

SOLD

‘This Is My Mecca!’, formerly Grindhouse

SOLD

‘God, I Hate Knowing Everything’, formerly Armageddon

SOLD

‘The Songs Are All About Dying And Jail’, formerly Damn Your Eyes posters and Self-Destructivism handbills

SOLD

24 Hour Wonderful Christmas Time

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I will be listening to the song Wonderful Christmas Time by Paul McCartney for 24 hours to raise money for SmileTrain.org.

I will start at 11:59pm on December 23rd, ending at 11:59pm on December 24th.

It will be done live at The Purple Room at 318 Ross Ave. All are welcome to visit, though I can’t imagine why you would.

Track my progress by following @jdrenaud.

Any donation is welcome.

Ugh.


DONATE at http://support.smiletrain.org/goto/24hourxmastime

One Sheets – Series Eight: The Quickening

Interesting things can develop when you accept nonsense into your heart.

About a month ago, before going to bed, I had to set my alarm to wake up at a reasonable hour the next day. I had to, because I had a big list of commissions to get through, a bunch of e-mails to return, some deliveries to make, some posters to pick up, and a show to do that night. 

That was when it hit me. This was the first time that I had ever done that. This tiny action of setting my alarm and going to bed early, so that I can be well rested and refreshed for a day devoted exclusively to activities best described as ‘playtime’. I realized that the entire day ahead of me required that I maintain my wits and make my things.

I don’t know if that’s the way most people realize they have become full-time creative people, but that’s how it happened for me. 

I’m broke, I’m tired, my apartment looks like hell and I’m working my ass off, but I’m also eking out a modest living doing what I love and making my whack-a-do shit the way I want to.

I must say, I’m enjoying it.

Thank you, truly, to everyone who helped me get here. I’ve been fortunate enough to have a lot of great support, and its always nice to have those happy thoughts in your head while you’re ripping up a picture of Liv Tyler at 4am on a Tuesday. 

Alright, all that sappiness aside, lets get down to brass tacks. Here’s a nice smattering of what I’ve been up to the last few months. All of these were commissioned pieces, so unfortunately for you they are all sold.  If you’re really cheesed about that, remember, you can always commission something fancy for yourself and avoid this kind of heartbreak in the future.

There is some exciting new stuff coming down the pipe very soon, but in the meantime, point your lookin’ balls this way…

‘Surviving’, formerly Shaun of the Dead

SOLD

‘Real Change’, formerly 90 Robert Falcon Ouellette campaign posters

SOLD

‘Street Walking Cheetah’, formerly Iggy and the Stooges – Raw Power cover

SOLD

‘I Don’t Feel That I Need To Explain My Art To You’, formerly Empire Records

SOLD

‘Things To Not Talk About’, formerly Best In Show

SOLD

‘Go On Then, Paul. Don’t Be Long’, formerly Paul

SOLD (to my friend Paul. Surprisingly)

‘Tis But A Scratch’, formerly Monty Python and the Holy Grail

SOLD

‘August 6, 1945, 815am’, formerly Godzilla

SOLD

‘Voyeuristic Intentions’, formerly The Rocky Horror Picture Show 

SOLD

One Sheets – Series Seven: First Gallery Show

I’ve emerged from my cave with a bounty of batshit to share.

Well, it’s been an interesting and amazing few months. Between mounting a one person Fringe show and desperately avoiding the sun, I’ve just wrapped my first solo gallery show. The response was incredible, and I can’t thank people enough for showing up, giving a damn, and lending support to me and my work. It’s always nice to know that my joyous downward spiral is as amusing to watch as it is to experience, so a big thanks to everyone who helped make it a success, namely Paul Little and the staff of Frame Arts Warehouse. You crazy kids are alright.

This series is compiled of the pieces that made their debut in the gallery, and a few commissioned pieces I’ve made over the summer. Most have been sold, but a few are still up for grabs! I’m making another venture to Toronto to scrounge up some new posters, and I’ve already got a pile of commissions to get through to keep me going for the next little while. No rest for the stupid.

‘Acherontia Styx’, formerly The Silence of the Lambs

SOLD

‘I Missed The Part Where That’s My Problem’, formerly Spiderman

SOLD

‘A Chalky Undertaste’, formerly Rosemary’s Baby

SOLD

‘This Town Needs an Enema’, formerly Batman

SOLD

‘That’s Why I Really Hate Sharks’, formerly Sharknado

SOLD

’36 Hours’, formerly Blow

SOLD

‘My Disappointing Early Work’, formerly ‘Children’s Programming’ formerly Clerks

SOLD

I suppose this one is a little on the nose, but it felt right. This was maybe the third or fourth One Sheet I’d finished, and was one I brought out last November at the Self-Destructivism Video Dance, the first time I ever showed them to people. I never liked it. I always felt it had a very amateurish stink to it. After I’d made more and started feeling more confident in them, this one stuck out even worse. Since I’ve started there have been a lot of attempted One Sheets that did not pass muster, or were just flat out shitty, that I’ve never shown people. The less said about my misguided Snakes on a Plane experiment the better. However, I made the fatal flaw of showing this one off to people. It’s a lesson every budding creative type needs to learn. Just because you’re excited about doing something does not mean everyone needs to see every facet of it. A wiser man than myself once told me that it’s always on you to know if the work you’re doing is actually any good. Forget what others say, positive or negative. If you’re genuinely good, you’re an honest critic of your own work. You’ll know if the stuff you made meets your standards. Everyone else is just guessing. 

‘Japan Four’, formerly Freddy Got Fingered

$40

‘Father, Son, and The Holy Ghost’, formerly four posters for Lies of a Promiscuous Woman

SOLD

A really cool commission for the cast and crew. I was honored to be asked, considering the notoriety of the posters. Thanks to Veronica for the opportunity.

Winnipeg Fringe Festival Actor Called ‘Blasphemer’ For Play

‘You’re My Favorite Customer’, formerly The Room

This will be available to be WON, at a special screening of The Room at the Park Theater on Sunday September 7th as part of the Interactive  Movie Nights.

 Also, cool little tidbit about this one, this poster was sold to me by Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero. I bought two, and got them to sign one for me to keep. They looked very confused when I said I did not want them to sign this one, and I really did not want to go into the whole detail of explaining why.

‘Lil’ Scrappers’.

I have this problem, in that I can never find it in myself to throw away any of the little remainders of a poster that don’t make it into the final piece. This is my tiny way of giving them a second chance to shine.

‘Suicide Booth’,  formerly Futurama – SOLD

‘Wiseau’, formerly The Room – $15

‘Gnadenlos’, formerly The Silence of the Lambs – $15

‘Television’, formerly Futurama – $15

‘Cianflone’, formerly Pizza Hotline flyers – $15

‘G: General Audiences’, formerly 2001: A Space Odyssey – $15

‘Sretaeht’, formerly Pokemon: the Movie – $15

‘Stallone’, formerly Rambo: First Blood Part II – $15

‘R: Restricted – Black’, formerly The Room – $15

‘Based On A True Story’, formerly Blow – SOLD

‘R: Restricted – White’, formerly Dirty Harry – $15

‘This Film Is Not Yet Rated’, formerly Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – SOLD

‘We Were Brainwashed’, formerly The Breakfast Club – SOLD

‘Sexy Communism’, formerly Dr. Strangelove – SOLD

One Sheets – Series Six: Commission Impossible

Ah, the joy of destroying stuff.

Upon returning from my poster scavenging expedition in Toronto, the last month has been nothing but fun commissions and interesting projects. I was happy to have a number of cool requests, and I was thrilled to get the chance to leave my stink all over them. 

As for the future of the One Sheet project,  I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is you may not see as many updates up here, or very many new One Sheets for sale from me in the next little while. Awwww, maaaaan.

However, don’t worry, because since I’m a jerk, the good news totally overrides the bad news. I’m pleased to announce that I’m going to be putting on my very first gallery show!

Mark your calenders kiddies, because from August 24th to the 31st, I will be taking over the Frame Arts Warehouse C Space gallery for my very first solo show! There will be DOZENS of brand new, one of a kind pieces made for this show, and ALL of them will be for sale. I’m also planning a number of special events in and around Frame, so stay tuned for updates very soon about those festivities.

All of the One Sheets in this series are spoken for, and I’d just like to give a friendly howdy-do to Natalie, Jesse, Matt, Dave, Ryan, and Sean for their kind patronage of my bullshit.

‘Dogs And Cats Living Together’, formerly Ghostbusters

SOLD 

‘Deny Them My Essence’, formerly Dr. Strangelove

SOLD

‘Renaud (Hidden Track)’, formerly 4 Islands tour posters

SOLD

‘Predator Pink’, formerly Riddick

SOLD

‘Six Shots, Or Only Five?’, formerly Dirty Harry

SOLD

‘That’s A Very Nice Rendering’, formerly 2001: A Space Oddesey

SOLD

 

‘Fuck You #WhiteHouseDown’, formerly White House Down

SOLD

‘Damn Your Eyes’, formerly a couple things

The image created to be used in the program for my upcoming show in the 2014 Winnipeg Fringe Festival.

 

One Sheets – Series Five

After a month of no money and isolation during the coldest and shittiest winter this God forsaken ice tundra has seen since the 1970s, I’ve emerged from my cave with a new little batch of colourful little malcontents.

You hit an interesting point after you make enough of these things, I’ve found. Now that I have a vague sense of what I’m doing, and experimented with a few new approaches , I can authoritatively tell you all what I’ve learned about my artistic process. I can tell you all right now, with great certainty, that art is dumb. Really fucking dumb. It’s tedious, takes up a lot of my time, is on my mind constantly, makes me very little money, and at the end of the day, I’m an adult in my late 20s without a full time job making bizarre arts and crafts alone in my apartment.

And I would not have it any other way.

I’m going away on a expedition to collect some commissioned posters, and after I return and make those, I plan to keep my next plans for One Sheets on the down low for a little while. I’ve proved to myself and enough people that I’m not entirely wasting my time, and hopefully I’m able to whip up some stuff that will be really sweet.   

‘Too Much Sibilance’, formerly The Brave Little Toaster To The Rescue

SOLD

‘They Talk A Lot, Don’t They?’, formerly Pulp Fiction

SOLD

‘One Of The Ones That Became Nothing’, formerly Pulp Fiction

SOLD

I had a lot of extra scraps left over from the massive Pulp Fiction One Sheet, enough to make a whole 16 by 20 and 8 by 10 out of them. Those big ones are such a pain in the ass, but they are so worth it. 

‘Man Of Tomorrow’, formerly Superman

SOLD

‘Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na’, formerly Batman

SOLD

‘With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility’, formerly Spider-Man

SOLD

The three superhero themed One Sheets were a sweet commission series for my boss’ baby’s room. Super happy for the chance to make those. Start the kids off weird, that’s what I always say.

‘Hi, I’m Jerry Cianflone’, formerly 20+ Pizza Hotline flyers

SOLD

One Sheets – The Making of ‘Personality Goes A Long Way’, formerly Pulp Fiction

‘Personality Goes A Long Way, formerly Pulp Fiction

Since starting this whole One Sheet business, I’ve had a number of people ask how exactly they are made. I decided that for perhaps the grandest, most complex, and most requested pieces I’ve ever undertaken, I’d document the entire process from start to finish. From assembling materials, to the first cut, all the way to the final top coat, I take you through every step of the dark and sticky journey. 

Here now is a peek behind the curtain into how the artistic hot dog is made…

Due to the high demand I’ve had for this piece, I’m currently accepting offers via private message on Facebook or Twitter

Pics of the process…

One Sheets – Series Four: The Revenge

After my Christmas season commission rush, I was once again allowed the freedom to hack and slash whatever the hell I wanted.

I’ve still got a lot of posters to plow through, and I’ve already got my mind set on a really cool themed series in the near future. Coming soon, I’ll  also be giving information on a very special commission opportunity, where you could have the chance to get a custom One Sheet of almost any film you can imagine.

Several of the One Sheets you see below are still for sale, and are currently on display at The Purple Room at Frame. They can be purchased by contacting me (@jdrenaud on twitter), or by sending a private message to my or The Purple Room’s Facebook. 

“Very Protective”, formerly Dude, Where’s My Car?

SOLD

“You’re The Only One I Trust”, formerly Rambo: First Blood Part Two

$50

“Tonight’s The Night”, formerly Dexter

$40

“Here I Come To Save The Day”, formerly Man On The Moon

SOLD

“I Trust That Scratch Hasn’t Made You Useless”, formerly 300

$40

“Revenge Is Never A Straight Line”, formerly Kill Bill Vol. 1

SOLD

The second 30 by 40 inch canvas I’ve completed.  If you closely inspect this bad boy, you will see small yellow scraps hidden in the mix. Fun fact, there are 88 of them.  

Detail

One Sheets – Series Three: Xmas Commissions

I was fortunate enough to have a number of friends and well-wishers who supported my neurosis by commissioning One Sheets for Christmas gifts.

Included in this series are my first non-film posters, my first international commission, and my first double landscape.

Thanks to Chad Anderson, Dan Huen, Rory Fallis, Paul Mazurik, Ernesta Tobin, and Blair Renaud.

Also, huge thanks to Cory Falvo for his donation of a buttload of posters to the cause.

“Dream On, Skin Tube”, formerly Futurama: Space Pilot 3000

SOLD

“Do Not Attempt To Defy Me”, formerly Pokemon: The First Movie

SOLD

“Demented And Sad, But Social”, formerly The Breakfast Club

SOLD

“Why Does He Keep Protecting Us?”, formerly Godzilla 2000

SOLD

“Maybe You Should Drive”, formerly ‘Fear & Loathing’ art print by Ralph Steadman

SOLD

“The Letter U”, & “The Numeral 2”, formerly U2 album covers

SOLD

Made out of an extra large poster, spread out over two canvases. I was delighted to have my first musical One Sheets to be U2 inspired. I’m not really a fan, but I did listen to a lot of Negativland while making these. 

Detail –