We’re only a few weeks away from the July 12 release of Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, which is set in a future in which malevolent creatures threaten the earth, and the planet must band together and use highly advanced technology to eradicate the growing menace.
Total Film got their hands on this super artist special edition IMAX poster, which will be handed out to everyone who attends an IMSX showing on opening weekend.
In addition, Collider has a series commissioned by Odd City designed by artist Gabz, who also created the incredible Bloody Disgusting logo, as well as Todd Slater, NE, Gordon Jones and Graham Erwin. The one-sheets keep with the Japanese angle in giving homage to giant monster movies spawned by Godzilla.
In a press release: “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.‘”
Sized 24×36” in various editions, get them at Odd City.
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