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 not an understatement to say that Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg's Cornetto Trilogy is one of our best loved movie series here at Vice Press. Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End each perfectly pay homage to different genre's while keeping a consistent tonal thread throughout. This is something that Doaly has captured with his new series of prints we will be releasing on January 17th.
The open edition regular prints will be available both singularly and as a set exclusively to Vice Press, while the limited edition variant will be available as a set from Vice Press and Bottleneck Gallery.
We will also be including a set of stickers with each order, while stocks last.
You can pick these prints up from 5pm GMT on Friday January 17th.
This Thursday we will be releasing our first print with artist Arno Kiss who has created this new and exclusive, officially licensed Wallace and Gromit art print!
We have been looking to work with Arno Kiss for a while and think that his vibrant art style has really brought a unique perspective to the classic duo!
Wallace and Gromit by Arno Kiss will be available this Thursday, November 28th, at Vice Press!