About Tom Whalen
Posters have a unique ability to combine rich symbology and stylistic craft into a dense blend of aesthetics and concept. The work of Tom Whalen is a great example. Throughout his pieces, themes of light and shadow, noise and silence, form and emptiness are explored to dizzying effect. Many of his posters are populated with popular movie characters, which only makes them more interesting. Tom Whalen's Disney series, for example, includes movies like "Monsters Inc." and "Frozen." Other popular cartoons include "The Iron Giant," "Transformers," and even "The Year Without A Santa Claus," an old holiday classic. More serious film posters include "The Shining," "Terminator," "Star Trek," and others. Whalen excels at adapting his visual elements to the subject, with appropriate use of geometry and thematic elements that pair exceedingly well with the iconography. Tom Whalen's "Mondo" posters are also well known. You can explore an impressive collection of his work on eBay, where the vast inventory allows you to browse everything from posters to signed pieces. Tom Whalen continues to explore and expand the boundaries of poster art today.