THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE PART II

CLIENT: HERO COMPLEX GALAXY
EVENT: QUATTRO 2: ELECTRIC SHOTGUN BOOG-A-LOO

"No secret, it's the meat. Don't skimp on the meat. I've got a real good eye for prime meat. Runs in the family."
- Drayton Sawyer

As part of the second annual Hero Complex Galaxy show, Quattro 2: Electric Shotgun Boogaloo
I chose to tackle my favorite of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series: Part 2.

I had the concept in my head for a couple of years and really wanted to bring it to fruition finally. The original TCM film has seen its share of alternative posters and attributed artwork but I found its sequel didnt have much to offer in that department. That being said, the concept of integrating the map of Texas in some clever and original way is nothing new for TCM - however I felt I had something to say with this specific composition...something a little different but in a way totally expected.

The idea of stitching together chunks of the characters faces as if to knit some type of patriotic-skin-quilt meets kids-theme-park-brochure-map seemed totally fitting for this outlandish and bizarre film; being that most of it actually takes place in a run down amusement park. When the poster was more or less finished, standing back I saw a large chunk of meat. It only seemed fitting that for the variant we actually make it look as if its a slab of fresh bloody meat nesting on some butcher packing paper.

I absolutely love the contrast between the two versions. The peachy-brown skin tones (what I deemed "Spoiled Meat" version) on a French Paper co. Duro-Tone aptly named "Butcher" paper, giving the look of old grease stains and the bold red "Prime Meat" variant on the kraft-tone stock.
Both posters brilliantly printed by the folks at D&L. Always nailing my very particular color choices.

"Ain't Enough Damn Dogs"
SPOILED MEAT
36" X 24" SCREEN PRINT
Regular Edition of 100

"Ain't Enough Damn Dogs"
PRIME MEAT
36" X 24" SCREEN PRINT
Variant Edition of 75

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