Collectors of movie screen prints have been keeping a close eye on the new company, Odd City Entertainment. With already two releases under their belts, and a completely sold out subscription, they have been teasing a major announcement via Twitter. Well they were not overstating, as they have successfully teamed up with Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, to release a series of prints for Guillermo Del Toro’s new film, Pacific Rim! Kicking the series off is Polish artist, Gabz. Check out the print, where and when to get it, and what other artists are participating after the jump.
Pulling no punches right out of the gate, Gabz really nailed it. I haven’t seen the film yet, but as of right now, this is what I would want in a Pacific Rim print. A giant robot, ready to kick some ass, and some flair that typical studio prints are sorely vacant of. The cleverly designed cloud to look like an alien and the text are great, and thank god for the standard 24×36” size. Here are the details on this print.
Colors: Regular – 6 Colors w/2 metallic inks / Variant – 6 colors w/3 metallic inks
Printed by: D&L Screenprinting
Regular – 225 / $55
Variant – 80 / $75
Variant – Metal 55 /$275
While Gabz is up first, he will be followed by Todd Slater, New Flesh, Gordon Jones and Graham Erwin. The screen prints will be randomly released beginning on Tuesday, July 2nd and lasting through Thursday, July 11th via the Odd City web store at http://www.oddcitystore.com and you can follow them on twitter @OddCityNews for continued updates regarding announcement information and drop dates of the other artist’s prints.
So there it is! Odd City Entertainment is bringing one of the most highly anticipated films of the year home to your walls. With such a great print and a small run, these are sure to sell out instantly. What do you guys think? Are you excited for some Pacific Rim prints? Let us know what you think about this print and the forthcoming series in the comments below.
Here they are. Up first is the regular, variant, and the metal, followed by the press release:
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PACIFIC RIM LIMITED EDITION SCREEN PRINTS – COMMISSIONED BY ODD CITY
Odd City Entertainment is excited to announce, in partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, a series of limited edition screen prints from varying talented artists (Gabz, Todd Slater, NE, Gordon Jones and Graham Erwin) all inspired by Oscar® nominated director Guillermo del Toro’s EPIC new movie, Pacific Rim. When looking for artists to approach this soon to be classic sci-fi flick, Odd City Founder, Roman Morales, quickly zeroed in on the perfect lot that could bring the director’s vision to screen printed glory. Gabz, a world-renowned Polish artist, will be the first in this series to release his print upon unsuspecting Fanboys and Fangirls across the globe. Gabz expressed his enthusiasm about working on this project, “This is actually the first time I had an opportunity to work on something this big, so I was both excited and slightly overwhelmed at the beginning. Until now, I had worked on movies with plenty of references to be found on the Internet. In this case, I was mainly limited to the first teaser trailer that came out (pretty mind blowing by the way). I focused on Gipsy Danger, but instead of putting him in some type of massive sea battle, which was quite tempting, I proposed something inspired by World War 2 propaganda posters; something where the giant robot symbolizes the last stand of humanity. To better show the scale of the threat, I added a glimpse of the giant Kaiju hidden in the skyline. I’m pleased with the outcome and particularly with my version of the poster title, clearly inspired by Japanese apocalyptic cinema posters.” Roman, who worked closely with Gabz and the studios in this creative process, also commented on his beautiful work of art, “From the moment we discussed this project, Gabz was a part of it. He had already done a piece for us that we had yet to release and working with him was so easy. He had the ability to see the big picture, no pun intended. From just a single teaser, he was able to capture the spirit of a film that was already stirring all of our film geek sensibilities. I couldn’t see this series without him.”
Gabz graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, Poland with a Masters Degree in Graphic Arts and Drawing. His creative process has evolved from a desire to make his work more broadly appealing and optimistic. Each piece he produces captivates and brings to the subject from which he drew inspiration, a unique illustrative story. For more information on this artist, visit: www.iamgabz.com