Pop Culture Postage - Clark Orr

Clark Orr’s “Pop Culture Postage” Is Incredible!

Clark Orr’s Pop Culture Postage is the most awesome thing you will see all day. At least most awesome retro-inspired pieces of art you will come across today. I realize that is a rather bold statement but I stick by what I’ve proclaimed! Fortunately for myself you can look on some of Orr’s Pop Culture Postage artwork below and judge for yourselves.

All images courtesy of Clark Orr and Gallery 1988.

As you can certainly see – all manner of pop culture properties have been selected by Clark Orr. Besides He-Man from the Masters of the Universe for example there is Skeletor as well.
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Many movies have been included in the Pop Culture Postage collection. Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, and even Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Of course how when picking from pop culture legends could one overlook 1933’s King Kong?

With this in mind is it any wonder that Clark Orr chose to also showcase a Universal Monster? In this case it is for 1954’s classic The Creature from the Black Lagoon!

Equally important in the collection is none other than Count Chocula. Although I have to add that I am certainly disappointed that Boo Berry wasn’t included in the Pop Culture Postage. I will remind you I am rather biased on this subject however.

Clark pays tribute to history as well with his artwork entitled “Challenger”.

Pop Culture Postage is in fact part of Clark Orr’s show at the Gallery 1988 West in Los Angeles, California. A solo show which opened on February 3rd and will run until the 18th of this month. As well as this exciting news – his artwork is available for purchase at the Gallery 1988 website!

Hopefully you’ve stopped drooling over Clark Orr’s Pop Culture Postage now. Because thanks to Creative Mornings HQ you can totally watch him give a lecture on his art style!

Don’t Forget Fruit Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy!

Some of the most popular sets of cereals around Halloween are General Mills Monster Cereals – Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and Boo-Berry.

People forget that there used to be two other Monster Cereals – Fruit Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy.
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A few days ago, Vic Sage posted You’ll Look Killer In These Monster Cereal Shirts! These t-shirts are great, but I wondered why Fruit Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy didn’t get t-shirts.

Over on Twitter, Dean Compton had the same thoughts. Dean told Vic and I that this year, Funko released some really cool Monster Cereals Dorbz.

At the New York Comic Con: Toy Tokyo, they released two exclusives:
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This cool three pack of Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and Boo-Berry.

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And this really great Count Chocula Ridez.

That car is too cool! I really like how you can see the engine and I also like the bat on the front of the car.

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At the end of September, Funko also released Dorbz of Fruit Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy!

These awesome figures can keep you company while you’re waiting for General Mills to re-release Fruit Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy again like they did in 2013.

A special thanks to my good friend Dean for telling me about these awesome Dorbz.

Dean is the world’s biggest fan of Marvel Comics’ the Punisher, and he runs an amazing blog about 90s comics called The Unspoken Decade, and co-hosts the radio talk show
Her Dork World, His Dork World. I made a cameo once on Her Dork World, His Dork World, and amazingly, it is still on the air!

Please stop by my pop culture food blog – Between the Pages to see lots of cool Halloween Treats.

You’ll Look Killer In These Monster Cereal Shirts!

I might think more about Monster Cereal than most. I’m talking about Frankenberry, Count Chocula, and Boo Berry of course. Those that General Mills produces…in limited quantites this time of year. Which is the excuse I am sticking to when that old lady grabbed the last box of Boo Berry.

I hear she is expected to make a full recovery.

A Monster Cereal fans knows deep down they have to stock up for those long dry months. Which is why my 32 boxes of Boo Berry and Frankenberry are locked up in the cabinets – away from those that might be tempted to treat themselves to that sugary treasure.

So I hope you can imagine my delight when the other day I found out that Fright-Rags is releasing a new collection. The General Mills Monster Collection. They are unleashing it this October 21st at 10am EST!

How many Monster Cereal T-Shirt and Masks Combos you want?


Before we get into all of the stuff that Fright-Rags is releasing…you should check out the combo pre-order first! These will only be offered from 10/21 to 10/24. Each comes with a ventilated mask and FREE color changing spoon. They include an exclusive T-Shirt and are limited to only 650 units each. All three are designed by Christopher Franchi.
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Do you like socks? How about Monster Ceral socks?


I think you will agree with me that this time of year it can get a little chilly. So when you sneak downstairs to enjoy some of that cereal why not wear your favorite icon? Frankenberry, Boo Berry, and Count Chocula socks will keep your toes happy and warm! Joe Guy Allard is the artist responsible for the designs on these socks!
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General Mills Baseball Tees
For the athlete that wants their opponents to know they have great taste.
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GENERAL MILLS MONSTER TRI-BLENDS
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Last but certainly not least is this charming T-Shirt by Abrar Ajmal. Showing the three icons enjoying the bat-filled night and full moon.
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If you would like more information on pricing and ordering – hop on over to Fright-Rags official site today!

Why not take a moment though and listen to Boo Berry, Frankenberry, and Count Chocula discussing going to the disco?

[via] The Monster Cereals

1980s Franken Berry Box

The Monster Cereals are still going strong in most stores right now and should be for the rest of the month. While in some places you can get the cereal year round, for many it is seasonal in its availability. Which is a shame, this is great stuff and their was a time when you could get it at anytime. When you ask? Well just as recently as the 1980s. In the 1980s you could go into any supermarket and spot a box of Franken Berry like the one that John Gavula was kind enough to upload to Flickr. I remember this package because i loved the juxtaposition of the classic monster and the colorful mascot.