Mike Mahle is one of our 30×30 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.

Innerspace (1987)

Film Synopsis

A hapless store clerk must foil criminals to save the life of the man who, miniaturized in a secret experiment, was accidentally injected into him.

About the Artist

Mike Mahle is a full-time graphic designer and illustrator from Illinois. With a bachelor’s degree in graphic design, Mike blends design and illustration in a seamless web that relies heavily on layout and color. Mike is a proud member of the Poster Posse and has worked for clients such as Disney, FOX, Sony Pictures, SciFi Now, and Zenescope entertainment.

Why did you choose that film?

“There were a bunch of great films to choose from, but Innerspace immediately jumped out at me. I wanted to tackle a property that hadn’t been done in the modern poster scene. Plus, I have such found memories from watching it as a kid that the choice was simple. Jack Putter to the rescue!”

Below is a little WIP from Mike.

Any upcoming projects you want to tell us about?

In between client work I’ve been slowly putting together a book of artwork centered around a art-deco futurism world, called Empire City. It’s an ever growing/changing project that hopefully will see the light of day soon.

Be sure to check out all of Mike’s work.

Mike Mahle

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