More posters for giant movies! In this case, one about giant robots fighting giant monsters, so the posters damn well better feel big. This image from Odd City Entertainment (illustrated by artist Gabz) does not disappoint.
This is only the first in a series of posters based on Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming Pacific Rim (opening July 12), according to Odd City Entertainment’s 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.
And here are a few words from Gabz himself (also known as Grzegorz Domaradzki) about his creative process on this inaugural piece:
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 Gypsy 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.
Gabz’s poster also comes in the following variant editions:
24×36″ screen print
24 x 36″ screen print (on metal)
I’m looking forward to seeing what comes next!