500 pop culture references in 5 posters

500 pop culture references in 5 posters

Categories: Culture | Design and Architecture | World

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.

500 pop culture references in 5 posters

500 pop culture references in 5 posters

This poster depicts more than 60 witches from pop culture.

500 pop culture references in 5 posters

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.

500 pop culture references in 5 posters

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.

500 pop culture references in 5 posters

500 pop culture references in 5 posters

500 pop culture references in 5 posters

"Ghosts in the Cemetery" is Jordan's third poster.

500 pop culture references in 5 posters

It depicts 60 ghosts from movies, TV series, video games, literature and myths.

500 pop culture references in 5 posters

Jordan always indicates the full list of characters at the bottom of the poster.

500 pop culture references in 5 posters

500 pop culture references in 5 posters

500 pop culture references in 5 posters

On the fourth poster, Jordan hid about 60 cocktail names, ranging from a Moscow Mule to a Screwdriver and Bloody Mary.

500 pop culture references in 5 posters

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.

500 pop culture references in 5 posters

500 pop culture references in 5 posters

500 pop culture references in 5 posters

On the poster of the Fifth Dimension, you can find a mention of each of the 156 episodes of the Twilight Zone series.

500 pop culture references in 5 posters

It turned out to be a surreal landscape that you can study for hours.

500 pop culture references in 5 posters

Jordan sells his posters as 40×60 cm prints, which he signs and accompanies with a clue.

500 pop culture references in 5 posters

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.

500 pop culture references in 5 posters

500 pop culture references in 5 posters

Keywords: Puzzles | Interesting | Pop culture | Posters

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