Friday the 13th seems an appropriate day (y’know, both a ‘bad luck’ day and a horror movie) to reveal the first in a hopefully long series of prints. Taking cues from the old days of film poster design, I’m putting out a series of ‘vintage’ posters with accompanying lobby cards. Posters to non-existent movies. The first movie in question? A little flick called Two-Wheeled Death Machine.
I feel that this is a great way to give props where props are due to the creatives that collaborate with me on these endeavors. People like Myla, of course, with her make-up and costuming skills (not to mention brainstorming), Kat Von Pire’s make-up skills, Dave at Detroit Bros. Custom Cycles and his sweet-ass rides, and of course featuring the models (in this case, Sandra Shay of the Detroit Derby Girls, Brandy Dawly, Nicholas Comeau and Kris Machnicki, all people I’ve worked with while having stints in Toronto). And the best part is (to me, anyway), they’re all featured right in the credit block on the one-sheet. It just seems so right when many people are involved in a project.
As for the story of this set, it’s funny how you have one thing in mind, then things happen and it evolves much differently than you planned. This went from being a piece set for cross-marketing of one of Dom Kreep’s projects, to becoming it’s own, individual project. And the design itself evolved greatly from my initial drawings to what you see above. And hopefully, if this does well enough, there’ll be more, too. Ranging from retro sci-fi, to blaxploitation, carsploitation, b-movie trash, zombie, kaiju and, of course, straight up horror (just to rattle off a few).
As for this set itself, there will be 50 sets made. All signed and numbered by hand. They will only be sold as a set (one sheet and three lobby cards). And as of right now, I don’t have a price yet (but I aim on keeping them affordable). Nor do I have a firm release date. I’m sure they’ll be available by October. So keep your eyes peeled here for updates, release dates and future pieces from Coming Soon!.
As always, click the image above for a higher resolution version.