INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE

CLIENT: PRIVATE COMMISSION GROUP

"YOUR BODIES DYING. PAY NO ATTENTION...IT HAPPENS TO US ALL." -
LESTAT

This. Was fun.
I was commissioned by a private group to create a poster for one of the greatest Vampire films/book adaptations. My oldest memory of this film was watching it at a relatives house. For some reason - the image of the rotting mother's corpse always stuck with me - the stomach turning feeling I got watching LeStat dance with the body - yet as gruesome as the film can be, it carried itself in a very elegant manner. Be it the time period, or the fancy garb or what have you. I wanted to create a poster that was simple and elegant and honored that vibe.

The lack of color and use of negative space was 100% intended from the beginning. I think it creates a sort of eerie, vacantness that I think compliments the symbolism in the film and is a cool contrast against all the texture/detail and grit. The statuesque chiselled-hard lines of each characters faces was meant to symbolize eternal youth. Stoic - only the eyes bright, although void of color. Fraying Stargazer Lilies - symbolizing sympathy in death...and what vampire themed poster wouldnt benefit from a couple drops of blood? Oh - can you see the coffin?
Enough mumbo jumbo. This film is fucking awesome.

24" X 36" SCREEN PRINT
7 COLORS WITH GLOW IN THE DARK INKS
PRIVATE COMMISSION
NOT FOR SALE