Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Come Out and Plaaaaayyyy!!!



I was fortunate enough to get asked by the guys at Mondo to create my very own 'The Warriors' poster. It was a blast to go back and rewatch this cult classic several times. It's definitely late 70's in look and feel, but the story, action, and excitement hold up pretty damn well! It's that rare throwback that was working on all cylinders and strands the test of time. I don't think a better street gang movie has since been made. Although 'Menace II Society' was pretty bangin' in its own right. The poster itself is HUGE at 24" by 36", and at an affordable 30 bucks, hopefully a few of these things will move so I can get asked to do another cult classic poster such as my personal fave 'Born in East L.A.'!

16 comments:

Matt said...

This is one bad big mother. Love the dimensions.

Keep 'em rolling Eric!

dylansdad said...

Awesome and huge and affordable. All good things!

GARZA said...

Totally encompasses the feel of the movie, awesome job!

Vince M said...

Always liked this film. I remember sitting in the theater and being surprised to see one of my friends playing a "Baldy" gang member. I think you've really captured the essence of this one, Eric.

Rorschach said...

After getting your LOST poster (which is awesome), went searching for more of your work. Just place my order for this earlier today. Great stuff.

Tanner said...

Thanks guys! I'm glad you dig it! I don't think I've had anything this BIG printed before and I can't wait to see the final printed piece myself.

Vince, yeah it's a great film! They rarely make 'em like that anymore. Just a full-on, balls out guy flick.

Rorschach, thanks for searching and finding my blog. I'm extremely grateful you picked up a print of this and I'll make sure to keep cranking out the work so you can hopefully follow for years here.

JFuller said...

One of my favorite movies. I picked up 2 yest. morning. One for myself and another for an xmas present.

Eric Hutchison said...

Very cool, brother Tan. Really like the colors on this one. They have that certain seventies disco lighting kinda feel.

5seconds said...

Love it. On the description, it says that the poster is hand numbered, but nothing about these being signed. Are they? I got your LOST poster when they were released, and amazed (but not surprised) to see one sell on ebay for over $1100!

Love the work, and glad to see more affordable posters of yours available!

Tanner said...

JFuller, thanks so much for picking up not one, but 2 of 'em. I'm glad you dig it!

Hey Disco Stu, I mean Hutch, thanks for noticing the disco influence on this, and basically everything I do.

5seconds, unfortunately, The Warriors print isn't signed. And I love the idea of prints because they can be made affordable and many more people can have them. Hopefully, I get to make more of these!

Rorschach said...

Just got this in the mail today. WOW!!! Looks so good (way better than the online pictures). Now I have to go get a frame before I can put it up. I will defiantly keep following your work Eric.

Bobby O'Herlihy said...

Dude, badass, The Warriors was one of my favorites! You're a huge inspiration, keep on rockin'.

Tanner said...

That's awesome news Rorschach! I have yet to see the final screen print myself so I'm glad to know it came out well. Thanks for following the work!

Thanks Bobby! Yeah The Warriors is also a huge favorite of mine. I'm really fortunate to be asked to work on this. And I'm glad you're diggin' the work. I'll keep crankin' away!

Jeff said...

hey Eric, I'm in my Junior year studying design I had a question about your process. How/where do you create your gradients? They don't read like a typical graident, so whats the secret! Also, I dig the distressed marks you add to your designs, great finishing touch! Do you make them yourself or have a go-to brush you use?

Thanks!

Tanner said...

Hey Jeff, I found a way to do those 'spreckled' gradients while I was working on the Ratatouille poster series, trying to mimic what Cassandre did with his art. It's basically a feathered brush on a dissolve layer in Photoshop. The distressed marks are a combination of texture brushes in Illustrator and scans I made of crinkled up paper and pastel strokes. See, not so complicated at all. I just tend to make sure I only use it on specific cases (like if they're retro and call for it).

couagartrace said...

I wish this poster was still for sale :(