Pop Artist/Publisher Tom Zotos to Sign Limited Collectible Posters in Scodix Booth at PRINT 13
CHICAGO—August 21, 2013—Scodix, a leading provider of digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry, will host Tom Zotos, renowned artist and publisher of movie and pop culture imagery, on Monday, September 9, and Tuesday, September 10, in booth #1921 at the upcoming PRINT 2013 trade show in Chicago. On both days, from 11 am to noon and then again from 2 pm to 3 pm, Tom will be present for a meet and greet autograph session, featuring his art enhanced with the groundbreaking Scodix technology. In celebration of his participation, the Scodix booth will host a gallery of Tom’s artwork, featuring iconic DC Comics, Disney and Lucas film characters.
“We live in a world of ever-evolving technological breakthroughs that are designed to capture and elevate our attention spans and understanding,” Zotos stated. “In the printing community, science has enabled the artist to develop crisper and more high-definition messaging imagery that is near lifelike, but remains in a 2-D realm. The Scodix tools enable us to break away from typical print limitations and offer our audiences a 3-D feel that touches our senses beyond sight. It gives my craft of collectible art, as well as those in packaging, POP, and promotional signage, a look and feel that recaptures our imaginations and broadens our creative horizons.”
Ziki Kuly, vice president of marketing at Scodix, also added: “At Scodix, we believe we are making a real difference in the commercial and digital printing industry, and more importantly in the businesses of each and every customer. Yet it is still very exciting to have earned and received the industry and celebrity endorsement of someone who has made such an illustrious career out of impacting the world through his heightened sense of creativity and foresight. The demand for his work is only surpassed by his passion for his craft and the affect it has on his ever-growing audience. We are honored to have him endorse our Scodix SENSE and Scodix Rainbow technology as tools that further his mission.”
Artist/Publisher Tom Zotos is a pioneer of the Interpretive Licensed Art movement; and over the past three decades, has successfully partnered with movie and TV studios, comic book, cartoon and video game companies and the music industry.
Many of Zotos's most successful initiatives have featured a key social innovation element, whereby worthy causes receive proceeds from the sale of his art. His most recent impactful program was produced in conjunction with the Hard Rock International organization, featuring both a custom Jimi Hendrix commemorative art guitar t-shirt and pin. Since its launch, the program has generated millions of dollars in revenue, with proceeds going to both the Fender Music Foundation and the Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation in his hometown of Seattle.
- While working with Warner Bros., Zotos published the commemorative collectible art piece "Speechless", an iconic visual tribute to famed voice actor Mel Blanc, which had the side effect of introducing animation art to the world's adult population. "Speechless" depicts the Looney Tunes characters with bowed heads in front of an empty microphone, and it became the highest grossing lithograph in animation history, with The Wall Street Journal reporting sales in excess of $20 million.
- From 1986-1989, Zotos published and created 40 interpretive Disney art images that became the genesis of the Disney Fine Art Program.
- When George Lucas unveiled his Star Wars saga at the Smithsonian Institute, Zotos was summoned to create exclusive merchandise that sold out at the nation's prestigious museum.
Art of Innovation
While visiting with Zotos, booth attendees are encouraged to take the opportunity to speak with him about his latest endeavor, Art of Innovation, a new company of which his current position is “Creative Director.” Art of Innovation is a creative agency, formed to uniquely amplify the brand messages of retail chains, content rights holders and charitable causes. Go to: www.artofinnovation.co and www.tomzotos.net.
Scodix is the leading provider of digital print enhancements for the graphic arts industry, offering the breakthrough Scodix SENSE experience and the Scodix Rainbow Station in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa. The company’s aim is to lead print enhancement into the digital age and to be known for its passion and commitment to providing what our customers need the most—true brand differentiation for today’s highly competitive printing environment.