|Modern Pulp||Sep 19 2018|
You can consider this fan art. Extraordinary fan art. It's a GGA style promo poster for David Lynch's freaky neo-noir Blue Velvet, his tale of unspeakable evil behind the tranquil façade of smalltown America. This was painted by Lisa Wood, aka Tula Lotay, an English comic book artist best known for illustrating Supreme: Blue Rose. The film had its global premier in August 1986 at the Montreal World Film Festival, but it opened in the U.S. today the same year. This is a bang-up re-imagining of the promo art from Lotay, and you can see more of her work at her website.
|Modern Pulp||Nov 22 2010|
Check this out. It’s a cut-out mask used as a promotional gimmick for a revival of David Lynch’s 1976 surreal noir Eraserhead. We noticed it back in the summer but somehow failed to post it before Halloween. It’s an appropriate accessory to wear while escorting your soul-destroying child on his trick-or-treating rounds, but if you’ve seen the movie, you know it’s even more appropriate for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday—specifically, for carving a bird. That’s all we’re saying. Just see the movie.
|Modern Pulp||Jan 21 2009|
When Blue Velvet opened in 1986 it received decidedly tepid notices from several high-profile reviewers, one of whom was aghast at the sexual humiliation endured by Isabella Rossellini. But it was clear David Lynch meant to shock, even if his totally nude wife was doing the shocking. His disturbing neo-noir freakshow went on to win a nice collection of festival and critic’s awards, including the grand prize at France’s now defunct Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival. Above you see the Avoriaz promo art. Blue Velvet premiered there in mid-January 1987, then went into wide release across France today.