Warner Bros. Studios is turning 100 and they want to celebrate with you. Today Warner Bros. Discovery Global Brands, Franchises, and Experiences announced that as part of their year-long celebration, they have invited ten rising artists to reimagine their favorite Warner Bros. Studios’ characters, films, and TV series. These highly-collectible, limited-edition home goods, fashions, and accessories featuring the original artwork will launch on WB Shop (wbshop.com) and DC Shop (shop.dc.com). You can check out the official details below.
Warner Bros. Discovery Partners with Ten Rising Artists to Reimagine their Favorite Warner Bros. Studios’ Characters, Films and TV Series for Fans to Enjoy
As part of the yearlong centennial celebration for the 100th anniversary of Warner Bros. Studios, Warner Bros. Discovery Global Brands, Franchises, and Experiences (WBDGBFE) has launched its Artist Series Collection bringing together a remarkable group of diverse visual storytellers from around the world to reinterpret iconic Warner Bros. stories and characters and celebrate their fandom through their art. Inspired by their favorite Warner Bros. film and TV shows, the artists put their own unique twist on each piece to create something totally unique in their signature style. Today, the full collection of the highly-collectible, limited-edition home goods, fashions, and accessories featuring the original artwork will launch on WB Shop (wbshop.com) and DC Shop (shop.dc.com). Artist products can also be found here, with additional items coming later this year from retailers around the world including BoxLunch, NAOKO, WB UK Shop, Cicero, Factorie, and more. Additionally, a new wave of anniversary products and experiences, including WB Shop’s “Modern Era Collection,” is available for fans to enjoy.
Commemorating Warner Bros. Studios’ iconic characters and stories like never before, the ten participating artists are:
- Cocolvú is an artist from Mexico City known for his passion for painting, as well as intervention, manipulation, and redesign of diverse surfaces, mediums and objects. From walls and paper to furniture, clothing, accessories and everything in between, his artistic flair knows no bounds. Cocolvú’s artwork is recognized by the great detail used across all its imagery, a burst of life and color that is the essence of Mexican folklore – filling in every single space in the canvas. (IG: @cocolvu and @cocolvunz)
- Halim A. Flowers is a visual artist, spoken word performer, businessman, and author of eleven published non-fiction works. In 1997, at the age of 16, Flowers was arrested and sentenced to two life sentences. His experiences aired on HBO in the Emmy award-winning documentary “Thug Life in DC.” In 2022, Flowers started his own fashion brand releasing exclusive limited collections of streetwear designs. (IG: @halimflowers)
- Jappy Agoncillo is a Filipino Illustrator and Muralist from Manila, Philippines, now based in Queens, New York. His body of work is an amalgamation of his upbringing filled with comics, cartoons, books and film, as well as his experiences with skateboarding and street culture. His work is defined by dynamic compositions and bold, vibrant colors — all aimed at inspiring his audiences, hoping to empower them to be as strong, brave, and tenacious as the subjects of his work. (Available here) (IG: @jappyagoncillo)
- Artist and illustrator Loveis Wise is inspired by playfulness and reimagining futures. Currently based in Los Angeles, Loveis’ work is centered around liberation and queer/gender-expansive community. Their constant world-making of playful dreamscapes has allowed them to create a distinctly recognizable style and palette, offering the ability for narrative storytelling through digital and traditional art making. (IG: @loveiswiseillu)
- Sierra Leonean Visual Artist and Designer Ngadi Smart is based between London, U.K and Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Her practice consists of illustration, photography and design. She also works a mix media artist, primarily in the form of collage art. In her illustration work, Smart is usually motivated by the representation of minorities, highlighting cultural identity and racial discrimination, as well as themes on feminism and gender roles. (IG: @ngadismart)
- Currently based in Brooklyn, New York, Brazilian visual artist Niege Borges creates work that is known to be colorful, vibrant and playful. She likes to portray people, nature and urban scenes and is very inspired by movement, fashion, Queer community, and her life as an immigrant. (IG: @neigeborges)
- Pete Moulthrop aka “Bearded Tales Of Woe” is an illustrator and sculptor, currently based in an old nut factory in sunny Somerville, MA. Known for his combination of humor and the macabre, he uses images of monsters, people in masks, and costumes to convey simple narratives and delight viewers. Moulthrop finds inspiration in hiking mountains, retro films, sci-fi, toy art, most sweets, and noticing small fun details. (IG: @beardedtalesofwoe)
- Inspired by the flora and fauna of his home state of Chihuahua in Mexico’s northern Sierra Madre mountains, artist Raul Urias weaves together the colors, shapes and faces of his country into compelling images for advertising, clothing and fine art. Based in Mexico City, this visual artist and illustrator packs a myriad of imagery from different arts and cultures into his modern, kaleidoscopic works. Urias’ work is inspired by pop culture, art history, and Mexican culture. (IG: @rauluriasart)
- With a background in oil painting and graphic design, Shyama Golden worked as a designer for a decade before transitioning into figurative art. Her art features patterns, people and nature in both oil and digital mediums. Hyphenated-Americans are often centered as protagonists in her work. Golden is from Texas but has lived in New York, New Zealand and Sri Lanka, and is currently based in Los Angeles. (IG: @shyamagolden)
- Multi-award-winning Japanese illustrator Yuko Shimizu is a master of detailed, hand-drawn art. Based in New York City, Shimizu creates work that combines her Japanese heritage with contemporary reference points. Shimizu is a two-time Hugo Award nominee and was recently awarded the Caldecott Honor, one of the highest awards for picture books. (IG: @Yukoart)
Fans can visit WB Shop, DC Shop, and here to purchase posters, t-shirts, tote bags, water bottles and more. Iconic Warner Bros. franchises featured include “The Wizard of Oz,” “Willy Wonka,” “The Great Gatsby,” “Shawshank Redemption,” Batman, Wonder Woman, Looney Tunes, Tom and Jerry and Scooby-Doo.
products and experiences commemorating Warner Bros.’ 100 years of storytelling
In addition to the Artist Series Collection, more products and experiences commemorating Warner Bros.’ 100 years of storytelling include:
- The WB Shop will drop the final installment of its “Eras” merchandise collection, the “Modern Era” this fall, including products inspired by “Rush Hour,” “The Lord of the Rings,” The West Wing, and more.
- Home Goods: Celebrate 100 years of storytelling from Warner Bros. Studios with Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments. The nine blown glass Christmas tree ornaments feature some of your favorite characters and icons from over the years. The ornaments will be sold individually at Hallmark.com and select retailers nationwide. Keeping with the WB for the Holidays theme, Rauch Brands is celebrating Warner Bros.’ anniversary by releasing six beautiful, handcrafted Christopher Radko Fine European Glass tree toppers. Created with a Renaissance-era sand-casting technique, these one-of-a-kind glass pieces feature Willy Wonka, DC Super Heroes, Looney Tunes, Elf and Harry Potter.
- Food: Keebler® and Burger King are both celebrating Warner Bros.’ centennial with limited-edition Looney Tunes-themed products. Keebler® has launched Looney Tunes Fudge Stripe Cookies with designs that mimic fan-favorite Looney Tunes characters in their iconic DC mashup available through September at select retailers nationwide and online. Burger King Looney Tunes toys come dressed as DC Super Heroes in participating restaurants worldwide until August 13.
- Apparel: Saks and Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products have partnered to celebrate Warner Bros.’ 100th anniversary through a multifaceted digital marketing campaign and branded merchandise collection. The pieces in the collection are inspired by the participating designers’ favorite Warner Bros. movies and include the Wonder Woman x Nalebe collection, the Space Jam x Renowned collection, as well as products from brands like Family First, Corkcicle and Picnic Time. This collaboration also includes a window installation at the Saks New York Flagship store until August 9. This Fall, specialty retailer Hot Topic will be launching an exclusive “Interview With the Vampire” apparel collection for guys and girls inspired by iconic looks and costumes from the film. The collection will be available in select Hot Topic stores and online at hottopic.com. And later this year, Stance will also launch new socks inspired by fan-favorite “The Hangover” in honor of WB100.
- Toys: To help mark the occasion, theory11 has produced a new deck of premium playing cards celebrating iconic moments from the world of WB — with illustrations ranging from Harry Potter to Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Willy Wonka. The limited-edition deck will be available this holiday season at theory11.com. Assemble the strongest soldiers in all of Greece with Funko’s WB100 x 300 Collection. Coming soon for pre-sale.
- Experiences: Candlelight: 100 Years of Warner Bros. has 62 remaining concerts planned for the rest of the year with a culminating finale concert in Los Angeles on the Warner Bros. Studios lot on December 14th.
For more information on Warner Bros.’ 100th anniversary, please visit WB100.com.
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