By Scott Neumyer
If you think Mondo is the only game in town when it comes to fully licensed limited edition posters and prints for classic (and modern) movies, you need to start looking a little more closely. Odd City Entertainment has risen in the ranks and quietly made a name for themselves over the past few months with fantastic releases like James Fosdike’s “Trick ’r Treat” print. Like Mondo, Odd City Entertainment is based in Austin, Texas and strives to work with some of the very best artists in the world.
Today, MTV has the exclusive news that Odd City’s latest print will drop on Wednesday, November 20 (at a random time, as per usual) and it’s quite possibly their best release yet. Sheffield, UK native graphic designer and artist Matt Ferguson was tasked with bringing Bryan Singer’s 1995 modern masterpiece “The Usual Suspects to a colorful 12″ x 36″ canvas. Ferguson, perhaps best known for his work on “Marvel’s The Avengers” Blu-ray collection and promotional posters, loved the idea of working alongside Odd City Entertainment founder Roman Morales to find just the right look for Singer’s classic film.
“From the beginning of the concept the design was very much a collaborative effort,” the artist said. “With this particular poster I really pushed myself in terms of the level of detail I would normally put into a screen print. I used some interesting techniques, especially within the fire elements to make it come alive.”
Odd City Entertainment’s release will come in two flavors, both sized at 12 inches by 36 inches. The regular edition, with its fiery orange background, will sport a run of 175 and is priced at $40, while only 70 prints of the blue-toned variant version will be made available with a $70 price tag.
Both prints go on sale on Wednesday, November 20, at a random time, on www.oddcitystore.com. Be sure to follow @OddCityNews on Twitter to find out the very minute the sale begins.