There are countless of Aliens posters, collectibles, etc flooding the market, but this poster by Timothy Pittides actually stopped me in my tracks. Pittides has taken a more impressionistic route, something that pays tribute to the xeno in an unmistakable way, yet masks the things that have made it so overdone. I really love this the more I stare at it, so bravo on this one.

On sale tomorrow, May 19th through Grey Matter Art.

24″ x 36″ / Screen print / Edition of 150 / $45

Pittides’ original charcoal drawing

From Pittides: ALIENS. One of the first three movies I remember seeing in the theaters (alongside Dick Tracy and Nightmare on Elm Street 3). It is a fond memory of mine as my father took to see it when I was 9. Ever since, it has been a staple, on VHS, DVD and now Blu-Ray. I watch it at least twice a month and it definitely a desert island film.

The film isn’t about the marines to me. It isn’t even about Ripley or Newt, their relationship or about facing your fears. It is about the suspense, the surprise, and scope of the xenomorph infestation. The scene that stuck with me all these years and still is a joy to watch is when the marines first encounter the Xenos. They were ill-prepared, overwhelmed and undermanned. And has a viewer you felt the same fear they did.

I wanted to somehow express this in art form and at the same time, pay tribute to the man who’s imagination sprung forth this nightmarish world… H.R. GIGER. While he may have not worked on this film specifically, his world was represented perfectly here and I hope he would have seen that. So this idea of seeing the hive for the first time, not knowing what was alive and what wasn’t, really spoke to me. I knew the only way to convey my ideas on paper would be in charcoals and knowing what could be done with screenprinting these days, I began to pour the idea down. When finished, it became clear that this was right. This was ALIENS.

I want to thank Grey Matter Art for releasing this as well as Matt Ferguson for getting this ready for screen printing. Everything came together so wonderfully and I cannot express my happiness in this. Being able to create an official piece for a film that you hold so dear to your heart is a great feeling.

SG