Artist Creates Amazing Images Using Only Words from a Movie's Screenplay

Artist Creates Amazing Images Using Only Words from a Movie's Screenplay

Jan 15, 2013

Artist Mike Matola has channeled his inner Bart Simpson — the Bart we see scribbling lines on a chalkboard during the opening credits of the animated series The Simpsons. The Los Angeles-based creator writes lines, too, but he copies his words from film scripts and lyrics to popular songs and transforms them into images. To give you an idea of the intensity of his process, it took Matola seven Beatles albums worth of lyrcis to complete portraits of the British band.

We're interested in his movie-centric art, of course, and several minimalistic portraits filled with text recently caught our eye on Design Taxi. The negative space in his artworks reveals famous faces from the big screen — like the maniacal mug of Jack Nicholson in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. If you take a look at the detailed photograph, you can see the famous, "All work and no play..." lines. We've also included a portrait Matola is currently working on, inspired by Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. We imagine a Django Unchained portrait might be difficult to sell. Check out Matola's Etsy shop to buy your own original line-by-line poster.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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