Goonies, Nintendo, and vintage photos: American artist Hollis Brown Thornton

hbt10 p054 Goonies, Nintendo, and vintage photos: American artist Hollis Brown Thornton

From old video game images to Chunk from the Goonies-Hollis Brown Thornton taps into some serious nostalgia with his erased photos and pigment transfer art. There’s no questioning Thornton’s talent, but what’s really impressive is his ability to make you feel like you’re pleasantly trespassing on some old memories.  It’s not just a matter of what or who he chooses to depict. The color choices and placement of empty space, which has the same eerie effect as Marty McFly’s vanishing family members in Back to the Future, are perfect. Even the subtle details-Indiana Jones scribled on a VHS tape or pixelated t-shirt logo-are very thoughtful. Check out our favorites in the gallery after the jump.Some of his work is made purely with permanent marker on paper, some using acrylic on canvas, some using old wallpaper and photos, and some usingpigment transfers. View his website here, his Flickr photostream here and buy his art here. Along with prints, drawings and paintings,  he’s offering some flair for your  laptop, skateboard and iPod.

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