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.
This past weekend we attended our favourite convention of the year, Thought Bubble, and we had an amazing time. We had the chance to catch up with so many of you as well as pick up some new friends along the way.
The screening was an absolute blast and it was great to see the video that video artist Damien Kazan made for us up on the big screen before the film! You can check out the video on our home page, Facebook or Instagram. Alternatively, here is a handy LINK!
On Tuesday the 11th of November, we will be releasing the first phase of prints that saw their debut over the weekend on both Vice Press and Bottleneck Gallery. We will be releasing the second phase on Monday the 18th of November.
This weekend we are heading over to our favourite convention of the year, Thought Bubble, and we are bringing with us a whole array of new prints in collaboration with the team at Bottleneck Gallery!
Matt Ferguson, Vice Press Creative Director "This year Thought Bubble has relocated to Harrogate convention centre, giving more space for us to bring a selection of brand new releases by some amazing artists who have produced some excellent work. As a U.K company, it was really important for us to bring something special along for our U.K based collectors. Thought Bubble means a huge amount to us and we are really looking forward to the weekend!"
On Thursday the 3rd of September, New York Comic Con will be kicking off and once again we have teamed up with Bottleneck Gallery on an exclusive series of prints.
We will be updating this thread as new prints are revealed along with information on how you can get a copy!