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‘Pop Culture Postage’ by Artist Clark Orr
If you got a letter from Hill Valley, CA, the realm of Eternia or the Black Lagoon, you might be pleased to see a commemorative postage stamp on the corner of the envelope. Since these locations are fictional, though, this is unlikely to happen, which is why you have to settle for Pop Culture Postage by designer Clark Orr.
Pop Culture Postage is Orr’s latest solo exhibition that’s made up of postage stamps designed by the artist, most of them based on a different fictional character—there’s He-Man from Eternia, the Creature From the Black Lagoon, Fred Krueger from Elm Street in Springwood, OH, and representing the very real metropolis of New York City is none other than King Kong.
Pop Culture Postage is currently on display at the Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles, but if you’re not in the area you can check it out at the gallery’s official site here, where you can also buy prints of the artwork. Just don’t try to mail any letters with it.