Friday, August 31, 2012

Heads Up: Ghoulish Gary Pullin's "The Big Lebowski" Movie Posters

I had the distinct feeling I was in for some fantastic art when Poster Collective and Tuscon-based The Loft Cinema first announced their partnership. Little did I know they'd be dragging out the daddy of all cult films, The Big Lebowski, on their second go around (their first print / movie was The Rocky Horror Picture Show) and would bring artist Ghoulish Gary Pullin along for the ride. Now, The Big Lebowski is not a forgiving film to design a poster for. First and foremost, the movie's just so damn good - you definitely don't want to be that guy who drops the (bowling) ball and creates a crappy Lebowski design. Second, the film's fans (hey, that's me!) are very protective of its legacy and reputation - thou mustn't bore / anger / insult the White Russian-swilling masses (hey, that's still me!) with subpar art or else we'll "cut off your chonson." And finally, given the surplus of "Dude" inspired posters, memes, concept art, and animated gifs, it's easy to get lost in all that noise - you've got to make something memorable. Well, rest easy, my friends. Ghoulish Gary has not only stepped up to the plate, he swung for the fences and connected with that there ball! (Note: that's probably the one and only sports metaphor I will use this year.) Gary chose Lebowski's trippy dream sequence as his source of inspiration, while still managing to pack in all of the film's biggest and funniest characters without having the print feel busy or crowded. It's a killer work of art and, no doubt, another feather in the cap for Mr. Pullin. There's a lot more I could say, but it's past 2 AM here and there's already a great interview with Ghoulish Gary over at

The Big Lebowski Movie Poster (Regular)
Ghoulish Gary Pullin
18" x 24" (Screen Print) - Numbered
$30 - Edition of 100

The Big Lebowski Movie Poster (Metallic Teal & GID Ink Variant)
Ghoulish Gary Pullin
18" x 24" (Screen Print) - Numbered
$40 - Edition of 25

Both of Gary's Big Lebowski posters will be available through the Poster Collective website at 9 AM ET (6 AM for us West Coasters) on Friday (8/31). The regular version costs $30 and is limited to 100, while the variant will cost $40 and is limited to only 25. Both prints measure 18" x 24" and will be numbered. Also, I think it's worth noting that these posters were printed by Tim Doyle and the good folks at Nakatomi Inc, so you know it'll be a quality work of art. To learn more about Ghoulish Gary Pullin head over to and follow @ghoulishgary on Twitter. Sleep time for me!

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