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Published on December 20th, 2013 | by Philip Bates

The 2014 Masters Mashup Calendar

We’re big fans of Tone Cartoons and their 2014 Masters Mashup Calendar is a particular favourite.

The A3 calendar features brilliant Dalek masterpieces that riff off some of the best-known and most-loved artists, including Gustav Klimt’s, Expectation (or is that EXTERMINATION!) and Georges Seurat who spent two years completing his iconic oil painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.

Made from 100% recycled and mixed matt coated card, the 14-page calendar uses DURABrite Ultra Ink, which keeps colours bright and beautiful as well as producing lab-quality photos that can last 200 years in an album.

It’s all held together with white plastic powder coated wire comb binding and hanger so the pages won’t get damaged when turning over to the next month.

There’s a great American Gothic pastiche (which might remind Whovians of the allusion to Grant Wood’s instantly-recognisable painting in 2007′s Gridlock); a tongue-in-cheek ‘Troupe de Daleks’ which pays homage to the prolific – and controversial! – Toulouse-Lautrec; and, quite appropriately, the Dalek version of Dali’s The Persistence of Memory - better known as ‘The One With The Melting Clocks’.

But our favourites are probably October’s ‘The Son of Davros’, a mash-up with Magritte’s stunning 1964 The Son of Man that sees Dalek Sec having one of his five a day; the tribute to Nighthawks, a 1942 Edward Hopper picture focussing on a late-night diner, which has become one of the most recognisable examples of American art; and June’s ‘Dalek Decontructivism,’ which should really be a poster too. It works perfectly: constructivism was an artistic, philosophical and architectural movement that originated in 1919 and was utilised throughout the Russian Revolution. Constructivism was art for a social purpose; Deconstructivism’s purpose is to encourage you to ‘SEEK – LOCATE – DESTROY’!

It’s topped off with a cheeky Last Supper picture, with all participants replaced by various colourful Daleks!

Tone Cartoons is offering the 2014 Calendar on sale for just £13.99 – and whilst you’re there, you might as well take a look around their shop, filled with mugs, cards and t-shirts!

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When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything.




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