Guillermo del Toro‘s soon-to-be-released film, “Pacific Rim,” just got two awesome posters today from IMAX and Odd City Entertainmwent. First up is an IMAX exclusive by artist Sergio Grisanti, which will be available to all IMAX midnight attendees of “Pacific Rim.” Scroll down to read what Guillermo del Torro had to say and poster after the jump!
“”I am thrilled to introduce Sergio Grisanti to the world. For years he has been a highly respected commercial artist. When I was first exposed to his art for Pacific Rim I knew instantly that he was a powerhouse of talent. He created the Jaeger posters/card art we used at Wondercon. Without any hesitation I asked him to create this new IMAX FANFIX art. Look at it closely- with a magnifying glass! So much going on! Such power! Such beauty! Sergio loves his Kaijus and his Mecha, and it shows. The poster, like my film, is a tribute to well-loved things. I wish all the fans the best time at the first IMAX screenings of PACIFIC RIM. Enjoy!”
–Guillermo del Toro
Sergio was charged with finding an artistic interpretation of the film that was unique from any of the current artwork being used in the film.
With the vivid memory of the epic battle between Gypsy Danger and Leatherback stained in his memory – his wheels began to turn to find a way to bring the intensity of that scene and to deliver the feeling of utter destruction.
Inspired by his love for comic book cover art, Sergio decided to recreate this moment as if it were a panel of a comic book. It was going to be a challenge to recreate such an impressive scene into a static image so Sergio’s plan was to make it colorful, loud and massive! He took his first idea of two gigantic figures crashing through debris and rubble and ran with it.
Although there were no specific parameters, Pacific Rim director Guillermo Del Toro gave special instructions of what he wanted the artwork to portray. Guillermo wanted to display a sense of scale that made Gypsy Danger and Leatherback look larger-than-life while showing the damage caused by their battle in the small details of the image.
Sergio took this as a challenge and created a fun scene with vivid colors that popped on the white background. Look closely and you’ll see things flying everywhere as these two creatures come head-to-head. He describes the artwork as “Gypsy Danger and Leatherback are in the midst of the greatest fight ever and they are taking everything around them along for the ride. Leatherback is using his strength to overpower Gypsy but I like to think that Gypsy has something up his sleeve.”
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Second up is Odd City Entertainment‘s rad “Pacific Rim” poster by artist Grzegorz Domaradzki (aka Gabz). Check them out below and after the jump, find out what day these will go on sale:
“Odd City Entertainment is excited to announce, in partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, a series of limited edition screen prints from varying talented artists (Gabz, Todd Slater, NE, Gordon Jones and Graham Erwin) all inspired by Oscar® nominated director Guillermo del Toro’s EPIC new movie, Pacific Rim. When looking for artists to approach this soon to be classic sci-fi flick, Odd City Founder, Roman Morales, quickly zeroed in on the perfect lot that could bring the director’s vision to screen printed glory.”
Via artist Grzegorz Domaradzki:
“This is actually the first time I had an opportunity to work on something this big, so I was both excited and slightly overwhelmed at the beginning. Until now, I had worked on movies with plenty of references to be found on the Internet. In this case, I was mainly limited to the first teaser trailer that came out (pretty mind blowing by the way). I focused on Gypsy Danger, but instead of putting him in some type of massive sea battle, which was quite tempting, I proposed something inspired by World War 2 propaganda posters; something where the giant robot symbolizes the last stand of humanity. To better show the scale of the threat, I added a glimpse of the giant Kaiju hidden in the skyline. I’m pleased with the outcome and particularly with my version of the poster title, clearly inspired by Japanese apocalyptic cinema posters.”
This prints will go on sale on July 2nd, and once they go up they’ll be available to purchase until July 7th (or at least until they sell out). Make sure and follow Odd City Entertainment’s twitter feed for the link drop.
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