Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Untouchables Poster By Philippe Poirier

Actual Print
One of my favorite movies from the late 80's has always been The Untouchables. This movie had an amazing cast with Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro and Andy Garcia all directed by Brian DePalma as he told the story of Federal Agent Eliot Ness who sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team.

Cult Classic Prints had Canadian artist Philippe Poirier create this stunning poster for the movie for a private commission, also the first time anyone has done a poster for The Untouchables as well which is refreshing. Click on Philippe name to check out his other art, dude does some great work.

The poster conceptually focused on arguably the most powerful and tense scene from the movie which gave great opportunity to show off the art deco architecture and film noir style. CCP and Philippe referenced 1930's police crime scene photo's to give the aged vintage look and boarder.

And from Philippe...
"I'm fascinated with locations, how they heighten the feeling of a scene, tell a part of the story from the get-go..! This is what I'm focusing on in my work and for The Untouchables, when the commissioner and I talked in the early stages, it was clear the poster should be around the sequence inside the Chicago Union Station. The grandness of the place along with the choreography of the different characters almost makes it look like an on-stage play!"

The poster is a 36 x 24 inch 5 color screen print on Curious Metallics "Lustre" Specialist Paper. It has a very small edition of only 70 and very few available for public sale.

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