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Amityville Horror (1979) Poster by Jay Shaw

by Chris Martin on February 13, 2013

For our latest limited edition silk screened movie poster we wanted to do a little something special for valentines day and commemorate two of our favorite lovers, George and Kathy Lutz. Actually to be honest, Valentines Day ended up falling on the same week of our poster drop, so we're just going with this story. Skuzzles' poster release this week is for one our favorite supernatural films The Amityville Horror, featuring artwork by Jay Shaw.

It was a real pleasure working with Jay Shaw on The Amityville Horror poster, he really did such an awesome job on the artwork. We felt that too many posters in the past have focused on The Amityville Horror house entirely and asked Jay to come up with something a little different. This task was definitely hard since the house is so iconic, but we knew Jay could pull something off. Jay managed to capture the classic feel of The Amityville Horror and gave it a brand new look. Here is what Jay had to say about working on this poster:

"As you know I tend to follow the Polish school of poster design so my stuff is usually very conceptual and a bit weird. I'm not a big fan of obvious design. I also like strong central images on top of stark backgrounds. To me you get the most visual punch doing things that way. 

Out of the chimney is pouring a highly detailed smokey ectoplasm that makes up George's face. Replacing George's eyes are the infamous windows that serve as the house's eyes. The idea here is that George is becoming the evil that is the house. It's also a nod to his incessant "chill" and need to stack log after log into the fireplace."


Amityville Horror 1979 by Jaw Shaw - Skuzzles

Glow in the dark view (below)

Amityville Horror 1979  by Jaw Shaw - Skuzzles


There will be 3 versions of this poster available, here's a summary of the details:

Amityville Horror Regular Edition

  • Price $35
  • Size 18" x 24" featuring 6 colors
  • Edition size of 100
  • Printing by DL Screenprinting
  • Artwork by Jay Shaw
  • Printed on thick French Madero Beach paper

Amityville Horror Glow in the Dark Variant Edition

  • Price $45
  • Size 18" x 24" featuring 7 colors and glow in the dark (GID) inks
  • Edition size of 50
  • Colors 7
  • Printing by DL Screenprinting
  • Artwork by Jay Shaw
  • Printed on thick French Madero Beach paper

Amityville Horror Maple Wood Variant Edition

  • Price $90
  • Size 18" x 24" featuring 6 colors
  • Edition size of 18
  • Colors 6
  • Printing by DL Screenprinting
  • Artwork by Jay Shaw
  • Printed on 1/4" thick Maple Wood

ON SALE Friday February 15th @ 12:00PM Eastern Time on our homepage.

We really hope that everyone likes our latest poster, we'll be releasing detailed photos prior to the sale. Also, this is the first time that we're releasing a poster with 3 edition types, we would love to hear some feedback!

Local Skuzzles' Fans:

If you're in Ottawa, you can checkout The Amityville Horror limited edition silk screened poster at Invisible Cinema  - 319 Lisgar St off Bank St.

Comments


  • Posted by Tom Newman on February 14, 2013

    Congrats on another successful release (IMO) keep them coming…

  • Posted by Trextile Ion on February 14, 2013

    Skuzzle have you been reading my mind? i was talking with my mate about the fact that amityivlle handt been done yet. I love the concept that jay took with this great job jay and skuzzles

  • Posted by duckling on February 14, 2013

    poster is appearing to be really good looking. I love all amityivlle horrors, especially amityville 2. I wish there was a tagline on this one but either way ill be going for a wood. it best be not haunted

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