Odd City is back with their second print of the year. The first was a masterpiece dedicated to the animated film The Secrets of Nimh. This time they’ve pulled a 180 and went with a hard R rated film.
Believe it or not, there was a time when Quentin Tarantino was an unknown kid writing crazy violent scripts based off his years of working in a videotape rental store. True Romance proved to be his first to get produced. And who better to direct than the Top Gun director himself, Tony Scott.
It’s hard to know what to say about a film that is so perfect.
It could be argued to be both Tony Scott and Quentin Tarantino’s best film. And that would be a fun argument. What can’t be argued is that this film contains some of the best dialogue and performances from some of the greatest actors of our time.
This film needs to be honored with repeated viewings and multiple artist homages.
Matt Ryan Tobin’s print is a testament to the philosophy of Clarence Worley,
and words we here at Odd City, try to live by: LIVE FAST, DIE YOUNG… AND LEAVE A GOOD LOOKING CORPSE!
There really are so many quotable lines, great actors and memorable scenes in this 1993 flick. It’s hard to believe everything came together in a perfect mix of romance, sex, drugs and of course violence.
Here’s what the artist had to say about creating his vision for True Romance.
When Odd City approached me to create a poster for True Romance, my jaw hit the floor. To say I was flattered is an understatement. I fell in love with this film from the first time I viewed it on VHS…. A rental copy, no less.
It’s a film that has always stuck with me – so much so that, at one point, I was seconds away from a past girlfriend and I getting matching “Clarence” and “Alabama” cupid tattoos to commemorate the film. This movie is so vivid and colourful in its writing, characters and film style. I really wanted to give my all in complimenting the film, by approaching the artwork in the same way. – Matt Ryan Tobin
About Matt Ryan Tobin:
Matt Ryan Tobin is a freelance illustrator, designer and musician living in Hamilton, ON Canada. His diet relies solely on the nutrients that only coffee and cigarettes can provide… or a good tea with a side of buttered toast. Having toured for ten years playing music all over the globe, Matt originally delved into the world of merchandise design for the sole purpose of creating t-shirts for his band, and eventually began to design for many well-known acts. From there, his passion evolved and he recently entered the world of poster and art print design. Considering himself somewhat of a cinephile, his work consists of subject matter related to the films he loves. In his off time he enjoys touring, writing music, listening to records from his vinyl collection, and not sleeping. Ever.
Odd City Entertainment will drop the prints at a random time on Friday, February 7, 2014 in their online store.
About Odd City:
Odd City is a company of art enthusiasts whose mission is to bring original art and high quality licensed screen prints to the world at large. Based out of Austin, Tx, Odd City was the dream of film and art lover Roman Morales. As Odd City continues to grow with each release we strive to work with artists, designers and illustrators from all over the world to keep producing engaging art.
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