NOTE: This video depicts the poster when it was on orange paper, but a last minute decision to make it on yellow paper was made. The colors of the final result are not affected by this.
UPDATE: Phone Booth Gallery is currently sold out of these puppies. I will have copies I will be selling soon. I’ll post all sales information before they actually go on sale in this blog.
UPDATE: These are currently available for sale at Phone Booth Gallery.
There’s been a lot of chatter about the David Lynch print series that Phone Booth Gallery has put together. Different artists made prints for various screenings of films directed by around Long Beach.
I was thrilled when I got offered DUNE, the science fiction film based on the novels by Frank Herbert. I went to work right away.
The poster is 18 x 24 inches, screen printed with four colors on Lemon Drop Colored 100 lb French Cover Paper. The edition size is 100 and all copies are signed and numbered by me. Phone Booth Gallery will be selling them first, so please check with them. If they sell out, I’ll be selling my copies on my site soon after.
The film is visually dense and textured, so I felt the poster should look that way too. I also wanted to make a poster that was almost all traditional drawing and inking for a change. I haven’t really done that since “The Hatch“.
My goal was to create a time-line of events embedded in sedimentary soil layers, starting with the beginning of the film, up to the part where the main character confronts the monstrous sand worm. The events in the film are epic and would go down in history. Just like how our archeologists find the stories in the soil, so would archeologists in the universe of the storyline.
The process on for creating this poster was a lot different than what I normally do. Every day or two, for a little over month, I would make a small drawing of a notable scene from the movie, scan it into my computer, and work it into the growing composition. In that way, it kind of progressively grew itself until I go to where I wanted to end up.
I made a process video that shows the various sketches and myself drawing them.
To see photos of the poster, please check out the slide show I put together.
To see photos of the drawings, please check out the other slide show I put together.
Before I put my copies of this poster up for sale, I will make posts to my facebook, twitter, and this blog announcing necessary sales information.