Gabz’s ‘Pacific Rim’ Movie Posters
You’ve no doubt been reading the massive amounts of praise being heaped on Gabz’s Pacific Rim posters, but you know what? It’s time to bring this Grzegorz Domaradzki character and the folks at Odd City Entertainment down a peg or two (who knows, maybe even three) for allowing this artistic atrocity to see the light of day. That’s right! I’m about to critically eviscerate these alleged “masterpieces” in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…is what I might have written, but cannot, because (a) the Pacific Rim prints feature some of the most beautiful artwork I’ve ever seen, (b) Gabz is an insanely talented dude who also happens to be extraordinarily nice, and (c) Odd City Entertainment not only helped make this release possible, they also have a stellar track record when it comes to cultivating quality artwork for deserving properties. In all seriousness, Gabz’s Pacific Rim is a clear contender for poster of the year.I’m pleased as punch that Odd City Entertainment launched their Pacific Rim series with Domaradzki’s prints, but did they have to set the bar SO high on their first go around? I’m not saying the other participating artists won’t be able to match skills with the uber talented Gabz, but it certainly won’t be an easy feat. From the meticulously rendered Gipsy Danger to the perfectly executed title typography, which is situated somewhere between English, the Predator’s self-destruct countdown display, and a high-tech Japanese, every choice Grzegorz makes only adds to our already considerable interest and admiration for what Guillermo Del Toro and company are attempting with this film. I’m thinking (and hoping) a poster release of this quality means we’ll be seeing a lot more high-profile Gabz-related projects on the horizon. Here’s what the artist had to say about his inspiration and overall design (from oddcityentertainment.com):
“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 Gipsy 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.”
Well played, sir.These are the first prints in a series of Pacific Rim posters that Odd City Entertainment, in cooperation with Warner Brothers and Legendary, will be releasing through oddcitystore.com at some point between July 2nd and July 11th. All of Gabz’s posters measure 24” x 36” and will be hand-numbered. For more info on the eventual drop, be sure to follow @oddcitynews and visit oddcitystore.com. And if you’d like to see more of the artist’s work, check out iamgabz.com. I’d also like to give a tip of the hat to Officially Limited for spreading the word about this incredible release.