If it’s original artwork inspired by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that you’re into, then look no further than the latest efforts from street artist Mike Johnston. Featured at Austin’s H.O.P.E. Outdoor Gallery (Helping Other People Everywhere), Johnston’s TMNT work looks like it’s encompassed a bit of the original comics’ aesthetics with a dynamic cartoonish feel that also takes into account the new designs from Jonathan Liebesman’s upcoming live-action film.
Starring Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Alan Ritchson, Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard, Noel Fisher, and Danny Woodburn, with Johnny Knoxville and Tony Shalhoub voicing Leonardo and Splinter respectively, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens August 8th. Hit the jump to take a look at Johnston’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles artwork.
Take a gander at Johnston’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles artwork for Austin’s HOPE Outdoor Gallery below, including an in-progress shot of the mural:
About Mike Johnston:
By day Mike Johnston teaches elementary art and at night he is a street art evangelist bringing the message of joy to the masses. He loves to paint on found objects and on giant concrete walls. The four years that he and his wife lived overseas in Asia and the Middle East really shaped his creative process. One thing he hopes to be true about his art is that it brings a smile. His major influences have been comic books, Jesus Cristo, and street art.
The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan. Based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Characters Created by PETER LAIRD and KEVIN EASTMAN with a Screenplay by JOSH APPELBAUM & ANDRÉ NEMEC and EVAN DAUGHERTY, Producer MICHAEL BAY (the blockbuster Transformers franchise) and director JONATHAN LIEBESMAN (Wrath of the Titans) bring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the popular franchise that has captivated audiences of all ages for decades, into the 21st century.