Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Matt Ryan Tobin Society Movie Poster Release

This Wednesday Mad Duck is releasing a new Officially Licensed screen print movie poster for the 1989 Cult Classic film, "Society", with art by Matt Ryan Tobin!

Directer Brian Yuzna describes the movie as being about "fear and paranoia in Beverly Hills". Matt Ryan Tobin had the following to say about the movie and his design:
"SOCIETY is a completely original, tongue in cheek, thought-provoking 80's gem...and its absolutely batshit crazy.
So when Mad Duck reached out to me to do a poster for it, I said yes without hesitation.

Upon more research into the film I learned that director Brian Yuzna was heavily inspired by the work of Dali.
As soon as I learned this, Dali's "In Voluptas Mors" came to mind...and fully inspired this 80's redux/homage to his incredibly legendary and iconic work.
I wanted to capture the era of the 1980's and 80's poster art itself but also create something elegant, statuesque and upon closer look...grotesque.

Those that have seen the film can probably understand what the relevance of this piece is to the film and what it suggests
both on the surface and beneath the surface. For those who have not seen the film...you should do so. Its a trip."
The poster will be available in two editions.

Beach Edition (Reg) - 24X36, 6 color screen print, hand numbered, Run of 125, $65
Party Edition (Variant)- 24X36, 6 color screen print, hand numbered, Run of 75, $85

Both will go on sale this Wednesday, September 20th at 12PM Eastern time!

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