Friday, May 14, 2010

Stephen King Posters by Nick Tassone

This a one color, full bleed, silk screened poster, light slate blue on black paper. Each print is signed and numbered.

Paper is Mr. French Pop-Tone Black Licorice. Please do not try and taste the paper, it does not taste like licorice.

This poster will be shipped at the beginning of the week of May 9, 2010. Shipped in a flat envelope, stored flat.

First edition is 25.

Providing a fresh take on Stephen King's classically twisted words and worlds, graphic designer Nick Tassone evokes the spirit of the disturbing films with a set of movie posters that perfectly illustrate each daunting plot.

Tassone cuts out the gore and reduces each image down to an essential stylized symbol, using a two-color palette of black paired with a pastel. For "Carrie," an upended bucket hangs from a rope, while "Firestarter" and "Cat's Eye" receive a literal treatment, showing a single large match and a wide cat's eye. These condensed interpretations reinforce King's ability to create intelligible stories, easily recognized even years after they were originally published.

Adding a layer of detail to play up a bygone tone, the vintage-inspired graphics include scratches and imperfections. The simplicity of Tassone's design lends a familiar Hitchcockian dread and unease, making for an ultimately creepy yet visually-pleasing poster.

Pick up the Pet Sematary poster and (soon) more for $30 from Tassone's online shop.