Poster Artist David Graham Returns With Two Astounding Alien Prints
Back in mid-June, I found and posted a series of posters from artist David Graham. I did so because I was absolutely blown away by the creativity of his work, writing, “It’s clear that with every poster he created, he thought long and hard about some particular aspect of the film or story that is meaningful. Using that information, he then crafted faux posters that astound with their detail, their innovativeness, and their ability to draw my eyes in and appreciate every inch.”
Now, Graham has created two posters for Ridley Scott’s sci-fi/horror masterpiece Alien and they’re both absolutely magnificent. The first shows a skeleton with part of it shaded red to mimic the shape of a facehugger. The second shows the inside of a mouth with the title and tagline almost being swallowed down the person’s throat. Or is it coming out…
What blows me away yet again by Graham’s work here is how radically different both posters are. While both are pieces of art, one has an almost medical textbook artistic approach while the other is a Cronenberg-ian piece of body horror. When I think of a lot of artists, I think of them as having a particular style or aesthetic. For example, I can pretty quickly pick out the work of “Ghoulish” Gary Pullin, Becky Cloonan, Francesco Francavilla, etc… But David Graham will always keep me on my toes.