Science fiction fan art usually concentrates on the fiction and not the science. Fiction is where the drama is and science is usually where the facts of the story reside that give it a semblance of truth.
Artists Dave Perillo and Tom Whalen have decided to flip that fan art equation and give science its due. They have combined their talents into a show being featured at Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco called "Super Science Fair: A Pop Culture Experiment" that runs until the November 26th. The two have re-imagined their favorite sci-fi movies as if they were science fair projects.
Dave Perillo cites Mary Blair, Walt Disney, Jim Henson and Charles Schultz among his key influences. His informational pamphlets, public service announcements and guides reflect a 1950s-1960s advertising vibe.
Tom Whalen lists comic book artists and illustrators such as Todd McFarlane, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby and Saul Bass as vital inspiration from an early age. Whalen’s latest work spins Reed Richards (Fantastic Four) and Dr. Bowman (2001: A Space Odyssey) as pulp magazine covers.
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1. 'Jurassic Park' By Dave Perillo
2. 'Pee Wee's Big Adventure' By Dave Perillo
3. 'E.T. Phone Home' By Dave Perillo
4. 'Science Fiction Planets Form Their Own Galaxy' By Dave Perillo
5. 'Spider-Man' By Dave Perillo
6. '2001: A Space Odyssey' By Tom Whalen
7. 'The Fantastic Four' By Tom Whalen
8. 'Index Of SF Monster Universe' By Tom Whalen
9. '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' By Tom Whalen
10. 'The Periodic Table Of Famous Movie Scientists' By Tom Whalen
11. 'Jet Jaguar From Godzilla Movies' By Tom Whalen
12. 'Weapon From Aliens' By Tom Whalen
13. 'Captain America' By Dave Perillo
14. 'Famous Movie Time Machines' By Dave Perillo
15. 'More Brilliant Willie Wonka Inventions' By Dave Perillo
Let me know your favorites in the comments section.