|Princes Mononoke Print|
500 mm x 700 mm (Screen Print) - Signed and Numbered
£40 - Limited to 40
I'm a big fan of Joe Wilson's work (you can read my review of his Blade Runner poster by clicking here), but this is without a doubt his best print yet. The detail is mesmerizing and even with its limited color palette, the poster evokes the lush and bountiful woodland depicted in the film to a tee. I'm also delighted that the artist chose not to include any of the human characters in the print's design, eschewing the conventions typically tied to a Mononoke poster (or any poster, for that matter) and instead focuses solely on the movie's more ecological elements (which, by the way, look freaking amazing.) Speaking of ecological, Wilson's attention to every sinuous strand of gnarled tree bark is a testament to how much time must have gone into this artwork and speaks volumes about his interest in the film. Not sure if you could tell, but I'm really loving this print and I'm fairly certain this will be showing up somewhere in my top five posters of 2012. Honestly, the only negative I find myself contemplating now is that I won't have a Joe Wilson print for every Miyazaki film. Oh well, at least I'll always have Mononoke.
|Close-Up of Joe Wilson's Princess Mononoke Print|
Joe Wilson's Princess Mononoke print will be on display at Print Club London's "The Directors Cut" show on Friday (8/31) and will be available for purchase to the lucky folks attending the exhibit's opening. Any remaining prints (here's hoping there's a few!) will go up on the Print Club's site after the show. The poster measures 500 mm x 700 mm (approximately 19.7" x 27.6"), is limited to an edition of only 40, and costs £40 (around $63). To learn more about Joe, be sure to follow him on Twitter @joe_wilson and visit his portfolio / shop / blog / everything at joe-wilson.com. You can also stay up to date on the goings-on at Print Club London by following @PrintClubLondon and heading over to printclublondon.com. Have a great night!
* I know, I know, Princess Mononoke was the first film Miyazaki used computers to aid him in making sure he met release deadlines. Still, the majority of the work, as I understand it, was done with more traditional animation methods.