Thursday, October 20, 2011

New Flesh's "The Silence of the Lambs" Movie Posters

Evidently it's Austin night here at Posterocalypse. First, we took a look at some new Mondo prints, and now we'll be reviewing some creepy Silence of the Lambs posters from Austin-based design and print house, New Flesh.

The Silence of the Lambs Movie Poster (Regular)
New Flesh
18" x 24"
$10 - Limited to 46

The Silence of the Lambs Movie Poster (Jame Gumb Variant)
New Flesh
18" x 24"
$20 - Limited to 10

What a great film to do a poster for! The movie is creepy (really creepy), but it also features a very confident and unique visual approach, and at least one, if not several, amazing characters. When I first saw these prints I wasn't completely sure what I was looking at, and then all the little details started to become more and more obvious. I saw the small black lines that intricately outlined the fibrous innards and the torn skin around it, clearly a victim of Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb. And then a wing slowly appeared to me and then a moth. See it? Clever, right? I was able to get in touch with the guys at New Flesh and they were nice enough to tell me more about their print:
"The inspiration for the print is the autopsy scene from The Silence of the Lambs movie. That mixed in with Dali's In Voluptas, a.k.a. 'that picture of the women that are arranged to form a skull.' The original picture was sized down and colorized and put on the back of the death head's moth of the original movie poster. We are also fans of the book by Thomas Harris so we wanted to put all those elements together, but not make it too busy. What we did was make it look like a vintage book cover, simple colors and just designed the "Buffalo Bill" diamond cuts on the woman's back to be both open flesh and part of the moth's wing. Its easier to see the In Voluptas homage on a bigger image and in person. I really love the print, its something that I wanted to see, so we made it."
I'm incredibly excited to see a movie print that's both beautiful to look at and forces you to think, and I can't wait to see what the folks at New Flesh do next. The Silence of the Lamb posters are currently available through the New Flesh store at and come in two different flavors. The regular version costs $10 (astonishingly affordable) and is limited to 46, while the James Gumb variant costs $20 (also astonishingly affordable) and is limited to 10. First time buyers get a Videodrome inspired New Flesh handbill too (the company is called New Flesh after all). To learn more about New Flesh be sure to visit and follow them @newfleshprints.

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