Last month new poster company Grey Matter Art launched with a phenomenal poster for Cannibal Holocaust by Randy Oritz. Reception to the piece was extremely positive with very few remaining over in their online store.
Grey Matter Art recently teased their next piece by Grzegorz Domaradzki A.K.A. Gabz for for John Carpenter’s masterpiece, Escape From New York, with this excellent image which sent the heads of alternative movie poster collectors everywhere into a spin with excitement.
Grey Matter Art and Gabz, in collaboration with StudioCanal, have now lifted the veil and fully revealed the limited edition screen print that marks the first time that Escape From New York will get an official poster.
Creative Director Mike Gregory also had this to say on the poster:
“When we had the chance to obtain the rights to “Escape from New York,” I was very excited and honored to have a shot at it. This movie, in my eyes is a true 80’s classic, which still holds up to this day. Snake is such an iconic character, and I wanted to have this movie presented in a way that does it justice. Being this is the first authorized art poster based on the film, there was only one artist in my eyes that I wanted to take on this project, and that was Grzegorz Domaradzki (Gabz). Though most collectors are probably used to his multiple character compositions, I think he did a great job that separates this from his other work, focusing mainly on Snake, when he is injured, and at his lowest. Gabz depicted this perfectly, and we are very proud to have such a great poster to release to the public. People have been waiting for this movie to have an official poster for it, and I think this is the one.”!
Escape from New York – “Call Me Snake”
Regular Edition: 325/ $50.00
Printed By: D & L Screen Printing
Escape From New York – “The Name’s Plissken”
Variant Edition: 175/$75.00
Printed By: D & L Screen Printing
Here is what Gabz had to say on working on the piece:
“When Mike Gregory, co-founder of Grey Matter Art offered me an opportunity to work on John Carpenter’s “Escape from New York” I didn’t hesitate much. My main intention was to deliver something a little bit different from what I’ve been known for until now… something less character based more focused on the movie’s atmosphere, and true to the original poster artwork. Being a fan of the original and iconic poster, my print also has post-apocalyptic streets of New York City, gang members, and the majestic Statue of Liberty (or what was left from it) dominating the skyline. Except Snake Plissken, in my version is all by himself: tired, hurt, on the run and fighting against all odds. Perceptive viewers should also notice Snake’s plane crossing the red walls of the New York City prison and the bottom grid which is intended to be a tribute to visual effects used in the movie”.
We also had a chance to catch up Grey Matter Art Co Founder with Jared Dobbs:
“When we first had the opportunity to work on a project with Gabz, “Escape from New York” was a top choice for both of us to tackle. This really seems to fit perfectly into Gabz’s signature style, from the post-apocalyptic feel, to the 80s special effects. He really picked up on every nuance of the John Carpenter classic, and reinterpreted it in a very special way. We are so very honored to bring you this poster, and think everyone will really enjoy it!”
This is such a great poster and Grey Matter Art really are pulling out all of the stops when it comes to the right movies coupled with crazy talented artists. Both versions of the Escape From New York poster will be released on Wednesday, April 30th between 1pm and 2pm EST at the Grey Matter Art online store , where you can also still pick up Randy Ortiz’s Cannibal Holocaust.