LAST ACTION HERO

CLIENT: HERO COMPLEX GALAXY

"...Here, in this world, the bad guys can win." - Benedict

As you can see, I clearly hit the "Fuck It Button" on this poster. Balls to the wall. The chance arose to create a poster for a tribute show at HERO COMPLEX GALAXY in Los Angeles to the works of famed director of three of my favorite films Die Hard, Die Hard With A Vengeance & Last Action Hero,

Mr. John McTiernan.

Everything in me wanted to do a Die Hard piece. Easily a top 10 all-timer for me...but no.
In pure Matty fashion I opted for the criminally underrated and underappreciated summer blockbuster, Last Action Hero.
I could rant for hours about how fun, touching, bad ass and hilarious this film is but I'll spare you and just say my goal here was to create something fun and outrageous. To spark some intrigue in those who havent seen the film since '93 (when it was buried by Jurrasic Park) or to do what a poster is meant to do - drive anyone to watch the film.

The original one-sheet by the incredibly talented Morgan Weistling was more than a perfect poster for this film. It made it extremely hard to do something different yet still be as striking and packed with fun and adventure. I decided to create a movie premiere theatre marquee and billboard motif to which the movie characters are breaking free from the poster, within a poster.

I wanted to show the contrast between gleaming Los Angeles in the billboard and the dark, blue New York City night sky that is reality, whilst using the methods of screen printing to work with some metalic gold inks and gold paper. The Houdini ticket which frames everything in, was definitely there from day 1. I kept the palette true with flesh tones and night lighting so it gave more life to these characters.

This really is an amazing film. I urge anyone and everyone to revisit this gem.
Its better than Jurassic Park.

36" X 24" SCREEN PRINT
REGULAR EDITION OF 275
WITH METALLIC GOLD INKS
PRINTED BY DL
$55

36" X 24" SCREEN PRINT
VARIANT EDITION OF 50
ON GOLD FOIL PAPER
PRINTED BY DL

$75 (INCLUDES METALLIC GOLD GICLEE "MAGIC TICKET" REPRODUCTION)

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