by Brock H on May 05, 2013
Today we are adding a brand new poster to the Skuzzles collection. An officially licensed limited edition screenprint poster for the film that was the first in the extremely popular Stargate franchise, Stargate (1994 MGM). For this limited edition screenprint poster release we teamed up with seasoned screenprint poster artist Todd Slater. If you're not familiar with Todd Slater and you're a collector of limited edition screenprinted posters, then it's time to do your homework. Todd has been tearing up the poster world for over a decade now, and has contributed hundreds of posters for music events, bands/musicians, movies and other various events over the years. Most recently Todd has created posters paying tribute to Fleetwood Mac, Mumford and Sons, Robocop, Star Trek, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Jack White, The Black Keys... need we say more! To see all of Todd's work, you can checkout his site www.toddslater.net.
Here's some background on the poster straight from Todd Slater himself
"I was 15 when Stargate was released in theaters in 1994 and I was immediately struck by it's epic scale and grand atmosphere. The character of Ra, the Egyptian solar deity, is the one that has really stayed with me all these years. I wanted to give Colonel Jack O'Neil and Dr. Daniel Jackson a glimpse of what awaited them at the other end of the wormhole. The two characters view their journey in different ways. Dr. Jackson's journey is filled with childlike wonder seeing something magnificent and awe inspiring while Colonel O'Neil bears an atomic bomb capable of producing cataclysmic results. We learn later in the film that the character of Ra is an alien life form who possessed the body of a young boy. I wanted to touch on this and add some tension to the image by showing his glowing blue eyes. The print is 8 colors and features 4 varieties of metallic gold and copper inks. There is also a hidden star chart in the background printed in a shiny black varnish. I hope that the image brings something new to the franchise and that you all enjoy it!"
This poster looks absolutely mind blowing in person. Both the regular and the variant editions contain 4 metallic copper and gold inks, with a shiny varnish star chart layer that is most apparent at certain angles under light. The variant version is printed on holographic paper which shines slightly through the inks making the metallics pop even more. This is our first limited edition screenprint poster that contains a varnish layer and a variant printed on holographic paper, so we would love to hear what you think of these features.
We hope that everyone enjoys these as much as we do and as always, your feedback is highly appreciated!
Here are the details of the release:
Here are some detailed photos of Stargate by Todd Slater Regular Edition
Here are some detailed photos of Stargate by Todd Slater Holographic Paper Edition
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