Vice Press who are proprietors of pop culture prints is about to release art prints based on two iconic films, John Carpenter’s They Live and the John Landis cult classic An American Werewolf in London. Both these prints made their debut at this year’s Thought Bubble Comic Art Festival in Harrogate, United Kingdom.
They Live by artist Florey and An American Werewolf In London by artist Raid71 celebrate two of cinemas most iconic cult movies.
They Live takes its cue from fashion adverts prevalent across the eighties and is available in two versions White and Black versions, measuring 24×36 inches and hand-numbered. Both are a limited edition of just 160 pieces (each version). The price on either of these prints are £44.99 / $60
An American Werewolf In London cleverly morphs the werewolf into the cityscape of London, looming over the Yorkshire Moors and is available in two limited edition screen-prints, a “regular” edition of 125 and a “variant” edition, complete with blacklight layer, of just 75. Both versions measure 24×36 inches and are hand-numbered. Price on these prints are “regular” £49.99 / $67 and for the “variant” £59.99 / $80.
Both artists give their memories and thoughts on the perspective movies they reimaged as art prints
“I vividly remember watching American Werewolf in London, I was 11 at the time, I didn’t sleep for the rest of the week, convinced a werewolf would crash through my window (despite the lack of full moon), so thank you Rick Baker, you deserved that Oscar. I still can’t travel on the London Underground without thinking of this film, it was a pleasure to be asked by Vice Press to work on this poster.” – Chris Thornley/ Raid71
“John Carpenter’s ‘They Live’ is a truly unique film. It feels like nothing else. The film definitely has something to say, but the decision to say it with Roddy Piper, magic sunglasses, and a 45-minute fight scene is genius. In the film ‘They’ are depicted as being the business elite, the upper-class, the 1% running the show while us humans carry on completely oblivious to their control. It seemed like a perfect fit to capture that vibe by aping 80s business fashion adverts. Carpenter has a knack for making films that are supremely entertaining. He’s one of the greats. For those that celebrate his back catalogue like I do, check out the book titles on the shelf for some fun references.” – Florey
They Live by Florey and An American Werewolf in London by Raid71 will be available from Vice-Press.com on Tuesday the 30th of November at 6 pm GMT (UK time) / 1 pm EST (US Time) and ship worldwide.