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Anyone who’s ever seen a movie by boy-wonder Quentin Tarantino knows that the director has a very unique – often copied but never matched – style.

The quirky dialogues, the many pop-culture references, the winks and nods to other films and directors, the stylised violence, and the feet… Tarantino flicks are a hoot, no doubt about it.

And because we’re sure you’re looking for an excuse to watch them all over again, here are the top 10 things you didn’t know about Tarantino films.

1. Red Apple cigarettes

For Quentin Tarantino, there is only one brand of cigarettes worth smoking: Red Apple. Why? Because he made it up. Look for the Red Apple packs in Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Four Rooms, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2 and Death Proof.

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A very, very big thank you to all the attendees who braved an hour and half wait in a line that snaked down the hallway, past the elevator, and spilled into the stairwell down two flights of stairs. Over 800 folks came out for the Thursday night opening, and the following two days saw a few hundred additional people come through the Bold Hype Gallery doors. Here’s a look at some opening night pics, and for our West Coast fans, stay tuned for the San Francisco showing of Quentin vs. Coen, opening June 2nd at the new Spoke Art space (details to come soon.)

Last October was the seminal showing of our “Bad Dads – an art show tribute to the films of Wes Anderson” in San Francisco. Casey Weldon’s portrait of Bill Murray as six different Wes Anderson characters was a smash hit at the show and subsequently went viral via popular websites such a Slash Film (here), Booooooom (here), and Buzzfeed (here) to name a couple.

In addition to the net, Weldon’s piece also made it to print as full page spreads in both Italian Vanity Fair as well as the most current issue of Hi-Fructose Magazine.

We are proud to announce that a surprise release of 100 signed and numbered prints will be made available today, Saturday, April 2nd at around noon PST via the Spoke Art online store.

Check out the print here – http://spokeeditions.bigcartel.com/product/casey-weldon-murray-time-prints

More images after the jump….

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Rich Pellegrino is an illustrator and artist currently working in Warwick, Rhode Island. His three portraits of the brothers from the Darjeeling Limited are currently featured items in our online store (see the paintings here and the prints here) and we are very, very excited to be working with the talented artist once again for “Quentin vs. Coen, an art show tribute to Tarantino and the Brothers.”

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Todd Slater is one of the modern rock resurgence poster greats. His works for bands such as Ween have gained him critical acclaim, while his pop culture influenced works on Star Wars, Rushmore, and our own Wes Anderson show have propelled his status even higher. We are very proud and excited to be working with Todd again on our upcoming “Quentin vs. Coen – A tribute to Tarantino and the Brothers.” Stay tuned.

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What’s an Evanimal you ask? It’s the powerful illustration and design machine run by its mad creator, Evan Yarbrough. Within it’s steel belly, behind numerous dials and levers and resting on a comfy pillow, Evan is able to create a product that is creative, edgy, and crafted with a mastered hand. He strives to break boundaries, exceed expectations, and fully engage his audience….

We fell in love with Evanimal’s work a while back, but it really sealed the deal when we saw the great work he produced for R and R’s Bill Murray tribute show last year.. Can’t wait to see what he comes up with for our “Quentin vs. Coen – A tribute to Tarantino and the Brothers” art show this April!

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Munk One is a living legend… There’s very little this guy can’t do, from tattooing to illustration to skateboard decks to gig posters to fine art, Munk’s got the game locked down in about as many different ways as possible. His fine art piece, based off the Royal Tenenbaums (seen here) from our Bad Dads show is absolutely amazing and we can’t wait to see what he comes up with for Quentin vs. Coen this April. Check out his body of work here and on our Tumblr in the meantime.

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