Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The California artist known as SHAG recently did 13 paintings to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the greatest theme park ride ever, The Haunted Mansion. These were created for an event back in August- I first saw it listed on Boing Boing and a number of other blogs.
I first became aware of Shag's work through album covers for surf and garage bands like The Bomboras, Man or Astroman?, and The Ghastly Ones. Shag art was all over the place in the mid-to-late 90's, and his cool retro style fit those bands perfectly (I believe he also played in the band The Tiki Tones) .
Shag's not the first artist you'd think of for a Disney collaboration, but it's a pretty groovy move on their part. I'm sure the Coop tribute to It's a Small World is just around the corner...