30×30: 1988 Featured Artist – 17th & Oak and Die HardRick Palmer
17th & Oak is one of our 30×30: 1988 exhibition artists, and in this series of showcases we aim to show and tell you a little more about the artist, their work and why they chose the film they will be creating work for. Also WIP from their 1988 piece and details on how you can grab one of these for yourself.
Die Hard (1988)
John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
About the Artist
17TH & OAK IS THE CREATIVE ALIAS OF ILLUSTRATOR PETE WARE. “I’ve been putting pencil to paper for as long as I can remember, drawing whatever my mind could muster up. Creativity is as natural to me as breathing so I always knew that I wanted to be a professional Illustrator. I have to admit though, it was my second choice of career path. I’m still working on becoming a Ghostbuster. My first steps onto the creative industry started in 2004 where I became a Graphic Designer working for various agencies. In 2012 I decided it was time to fly the coop and return to my roots as an Illustrator. 17th & Oak mixes my unique illustrative style with the oodles of design knowledge I’ve acquired over the years and a steady diet of pop culture that reflect my passions for movies, comics, typography and music (especially on vinyl). I’ve had the good fortune to work with companies such as Warner Bros, Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures, Entertainment One, Empire Magazine, Total Film and Fandango as well as being exhibited all over the world including Paris, L.A. and the San Diego Comic Con.
P.S. Wondering where the name came from? It was my address when I spent a year living in Vancouver, Canada.”
DIE HARD WIP
DIE HARD FINAL
Be sure to check out all of 17th & Oak’s work.