Last year Vice Press co-founder and creative director Matt Ferguson had the honour of working with STUDIOCANAL on the release of their brand new 4k restorations of four of John Carpenter’s most iconic titles: THE FOG, THEY LIVE, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK and PRINCE OF DARKNESS. All four brand new 4k restorations were done using the original camera negatives, with the colour grading approved for the new restorations and UHD versions by the films' Cinematographers: Gary B Kibbe and Dean Cundey.
As part of the release, each film was screened in cinemas across the U.K and featured brand new theatrical posters designed and illustrated by Matt, who is a huge John Carpenter fan. The response to these posters was amazing and from the 10th of January, for one week only, Vice Press and Grey Matter Art will be giving you the opportunity to purchase these posters in their classic cinema quad sizes, a huge 40x30 inches.
“Last year I had the distinct pleasure of being hired by StudioCanal to work on the 4K John Carpenter classics. I conceptualised and made all of the key art for the films. It was a dream job for me and I am really happy the art came out pretty much exactly as I intended. My ideal versions of the art are the UK quad size, it's the way the art was intended to be viewed and also my personal favourite dimensions for movie posters, so I am really happy that we are getting to make these available to people." – Matt Ferguson
Each poster will retail for £50/ $60 or all four can be purchased as a set for the discounted cost of £150/ $190. Each print will be signed and numbered by the artist and the total size of the edition will be based on the number of posters ordered during this period. Each poster is a 30"x40' (inch) fine art print, printed on 250gsm Vitesse Silk Paper.
As a special bonus, customers ordering the full set will also receive a bonus, never before released mini print.
THE FOG, THEY LIVE, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK and PRINCE OF DARKNESS will be released via Vice Press (www.Vice-Press.com) and Grey Matter Art (www.GreyMatterArt.com) at 5pm U.K time/ 12pm EST/ 9am PST on the 10th of January and available until the same time on the 17th of January. Edition size will be dictated by number of prints purchased during this period.
It’s fair to say that 2020 hasn’t been a vintage year so far and at Vice Press, we wanted to do our best to help out as many of the artists, printers and partners who have supported us these past few years.
Not only that, but we wanted to also reward you, our loyal customers, for supporting them too.
Growing up in the 80's and 90's was a blast! We had all the best cartoons, and Thundercats was up there with them! This Thursday we will be releasing a brand new Thundercats print with the team over at Bottleneck featuring brand new art by British artist Greg Staples.
Greg is well known for his work in 2000 AD and for Magic the Gathering and has brought his epic style to this amazing piece.
We have plenty more from Greg coming this year and if this piece is anything to go by, we are in for a treat!
Thundercats by Greg Staples goes on sale on Thursday the 28th of February at 5pm GMT/ 12pm EST at Vice-Press.com and BottleneckGallery.com
Here comes the Fuzz! This Tuesday we will be releasing a brand new Hot Fuzz screen print by Matt Ferguson featuring Sandford's very own Bad Boys.
The second release in Matt's Cornetto Trilogy, we have been waiting for what seems like an age to release this print!
This time we will have a limited edition variant that we will be opening up to all of those that came to our Shaun of the Dead screening in November, with remaining prints going up for general sale with the regular edition.
Hot Fuzz by Matt Ferguson will be available from 5pm GMT/ 12pm EST on the 25th of February at both Vice Press and Bottleneck Gallery