Grey Matter Art to Drop Three New Prints at Monster Mania Convention[caption id="attachment_11584" align="aligncenter" width="404"] Regular Edition[/caption]
From July 31st through August 2nd, Grey Matter Art will be attending Monster Mania in New Jersey, and will be releasing three great prints while they're there. The three prints in question are "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" (regular and variant) by Chris Garofalo, and "Reefer Madness" by Timothy Pittides.
While all the prints are great, the Reefer Madness is the standout. The design of the print is extremely well thought out and the illustration looks like a classic poster that could be from the 30s.
Here is what Tim had to say about Reefer Madness:
"Reefer Madness" needs no introduction. The American propaganda film that follows the exploits of teens in the 30's being peer pressured into trying "The Devils Weed" aka Marijuana and what follows is lunacy, depravity and insanity all caused by marijuana addiction. Ridiculous and often hilarious, this film needed some more poster love. I decided to veer away from the propaganda type feel as well as the cartoon like approach. The film itself was INTENDED to be serious and to scare viewers into believing these awful events were caused by pot. So I decided to go that route, giving it a film noir feel with an art nouveau flare. A young woman, pressured into trying some marijuana and being tempted by the devil with a yellow rose. The inclusion of the flowers within the piece adds a bit of depth and symbolism as well. The yellow rose symbolizes friendship and joy, while the white flower in her hair, represents her innocence and purity. By "taking" the devil's flower she is accepting him into her making her his to control. I truly hope you all enjoy this print and thank you to Jared and Mike at Grey Matter for embracing the idea and running with it." [caption id="attachment_11585" align="aligncenter" width="460"] Variant Edition[/caption]
And here is what Chris had to say about his "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" prints:
"To me, "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" is a film that perfectly plays on the notion that any fairly normal person at any point has the potential to become a monster under the right circumstances. The eyes are a dead giveaway when first spotting that transition, so I really wanted to focus on depicting the actual transformation inside the eye itself, which was weird, different, and a whole lot of fun. It's always a challenge to put a unique look on a classic, so I hope you all enjoy it."
Additionally, as an added bonus, everyone who purchases a print will be entered into a raffle to win some great prizes, including a piece of Timothy Pittides's original artwork for "Reefer Madness,"as well as 2 original "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" novels from the 1920's. Each prize will also include a shirt & sticker pack.[caption id="attachment_11583" align="aligncenter" width="309"] Prizes[/caption]
Drop Details: Any remaining copies will go on sale Monday, August 3rd at 1PM EST on GMA's website. The regular edition of Dr. Jekyll has a run of 40, costs $30 and measures 24x18. The Variant is an edition 15, costs $35 and measures 24x18. Refer Madness is an edition of 60, costs $35 and measures 18x24. To all those lucky enough to attend the convention, enjoy! Hopefully, everyone has a chance at these next Monday.