THE FLY

CLIENT: GREY MATTER ART

"...I'll hurt you if you stay." - Seth Brundle

This poster is one of my favorite compositions I've done. It really was a lot of fun. What I knew going into creating this poster for the good folks at GMA was that I didnt want the poster to feature an actual fly or the teleportation machine. That wouldve been a pretty wasted opportunity...as its been done before - albeit some very well done and brilliantly executed - I just personally wanted to steer clear of that direction.

Instead, I chose to show Seth's metamorphosis, sure - but really I wanted to capture the love story aspect of Cronenberg's THE FLY. Somewhat of a homage to Tom Jung's iconic "Gone With The Wind" poster. 

Theres something so poetically tragic about Seth and Veronica's sweet but brief romance. I have always found the film to be more heartbreaking than anything else. I wanted to show that love fought hard even amidst all the grotesqueries; insect bile and all.

24" x 36" SCREEN PRINT
REGULAR EDITION OF175
VARIANT EDITION OF 100
(VARIANT EDITION features Glow-in-the-Dark inks, Metallic inks and spot gloss inks)
PRINTED BY VG KIDS


FOR GREY MATTER ART / 20TH CENTURY FOX / ACME ARCHIVES