For us, Skuzzles is truly a passion business. We love to help create artwork for collectors and to create opportunities for artists that they're passionate about. We knew Gary Pullin was a huge Vincent Price fan, so when we sat down with Gary to ask him if he was interested in working on a poster for the Abominable Dr. Phibes, his response was to simply prop out his arm and show us his tattoo based on The Abominable Dr. Phibes--his way of saying yes. It's safe to say that Gary loves The Abominable Dr. Phibes and Vincent Price as much as we do. Once Gary started showing us concepts, it was hard to narrow it down to a single one. We decided to go with two concepts for this timeless movie, featuring the one and only Merchant of Menace, Vincent Price.
Initially we did not have the rights to legally include Vincent Price's likeness or name on the poster, so we reached out to his estate. We spoke to Vincent's wonderful daughter Victoria Price who helped us through the process of legally granting the rights to include Vincent Price on our two new The Abominable Dr. Phibes posters. Both us and Gary felt that without including Vincent Price, we could not offer a true The Abominable Dr Phibes limited edition collectible movie poster.
Here is what Gary had to say about his two designs:
“Vincent Price turns in one of his most macabre and memorable roles as the vengeful Dr. Anton Phibes. “Phibes Has Great Vibes!", the film's tagline and the Art Deco set designs were the main inspirations behind the regular edition. I wanted to include some of the Art Deco motifs and the clever, bizarre kills but I didn't want to give them all away, you'll have to revisit the film to see them all! The variant poster, plays up the doctor’s iconic disguise in a minimalist and fun way. I've been a long time lover of both Phibes films and I hope Vincent Price fans enjoy these posters as much as I enjoyed creating them.”
The Abominable Dr. Phibes - Art Deco Skull - $50
Size 24" x 36"
Edition size of 135
4 Colors printed on French Speckle Tone Madero Beach
Printed by DL Screenprinting
The Abominable Dr. Phibes - Night Vengeance - $40
Size 18" x 24"
Edition size of 95
3 Colors printed on Mohawk Cream
Featuring Metallic Gold and Silver Inks
Printed by DL Screenprinting
ON SALE TUESDAY DEC 16th at 12:00PM EST on our homepage www.skuzzles.com
Dear Gary, First, let me say great work on the Dr. Phibes posters, they look phantastic! Second; you say above in your blog that you reached out to the Vincent Price Estate and Victoria for permission to use the name and image of her father on the Dr. Phibes posters you did. FYI the Dr. Phibes name and character are also copywritten properties – both belong to my father William I. Goldstein; creator of Dr. Phibes, screen writer of The Abominable Dr. Phibes (movie), and best selling author of The Cult-Classic Dr. Phibes Series (books). It would be great to hear from you and talk about Dr. Phibes – it would be even better if you were to revise/reprint the posters to include the above mentioned credits accordingly. Best regards, Damon J.A. Goldstein 310-384-7816