500 pop culture references in 5 postersBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/article/500-pop-culture-references-in-5-posters.html
Jordan Monsell, an illustrator from Los Angeles, is working on a unique series of posters, which he fills with numerous references to pop culture. Inspired by Bosch's paintings and the books "Where's Wally?", the artist decided to write works that can be studied for hours and find something new every time. So in 2018, he created the first poster, "King's Country", in which he hid references to 170 stories authored by Stephen King.
This poster depicts more than 60 witches from pop culture.
It takes Jordan about 6 months to create each poster.
He begins work with a pencil sketch, and he often has to glue two sheets of paper due to lack of space.
Then he scans the sketch and colors it in Photoshop — working in the program also allows him to easily move the characters on the canvas to achieve a better composition.
"Ghosts in the Cemetery" is Jordan's third poster.
It depicts 60 ghosts from movies, TV series, video games, literature and myths.
Jordan always indicates the full list of characters at the bottom of the poster.
On the fourth poster, Jordan hid about 60 cocktail names, ranging from a Moscow Mule to a Screwdriver and Bloody Mary.
Such a poster is a great gift for a bartender or entertainment for a party: you can close the tips and invite your friends to find as many cocktails as possible.
On the poster of the Fifth Dimension, you can find a mention of each of the 156 episodes of the Twilight Zone series.
It turned out to be a surreal landscape that you can study for hours.
Jordan sells his posters as 40×60 cm prints, which he signs and accompanies with a clue.
More than 170 references to books and stories by Stephen King are hidden on this poster, and the guide that comes with the purchase will help the owner find them.