Last year, Vice Press co-founder and creative director Matt Ferguson, who has also contributed vast amounts of artwork in the Marvel Cinematic universe, 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 40×30 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
Individual Posters: £50/ $60
Set of Four £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.
Customers ordering the full set of four will also receive a bonus, never before released mini print by Matt Ferguson
On the back of the success of the Special Collector’s Edition releases of THE FOG, THEY LIVE and ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, on February 18th StudioCanal will round out the series with a Collectors Edition release of PRINCE OF DARKNESS featuring art by Matt Ferguson.
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.