Later this week Mad Duck Posters will release a killer new movie poster for the timeless 1925 film The Phantom of the Opera starring Lon Chaney by talented Texas based artist Timothy Pittides! As Pittides explained “I have been waiting to do a poster for The Phantom of the Opera for over a year. It is my favorite film from the silent film era and my sketchbook has been busy with concepts relating to the film. I wanted to do something different than the other posters for the film that artists have been releasing. The first order of business was NOT to include the Phantom as the Red Death. That ship has sailed. Second, I wanted a design to fit alongside my poster for my second favorite silent film, Nosferatu.”
Pittides continued, “Third, I didn’t want to focus on Erik himself. I believe the story didn’t focus on him as much as it did Christine. Christine was the key to everything, his love, his rage, and his eventually downfall. And on her side, she had to endure so much and did what she had to do for love. I took the mirror as central theme and wanted to portray a feeling of dread, beauty and sadness. I hope this comes across.” The Phantom of the Opera by Timothy Pittides will be available in two editions.
The Standard Edition is a 3 screen print on Packing Chip Kraft-Tone, is limited to 125 pieces and will retail for $40. The Metallic Variant is a 3 color screen print featuring metallic nickel ink on reich shimmer metallic silver paper, is limited to just 45 pieces and will retail for $50. Both colorways will go on sale at 12pm EST this Wednesday, January 25th, at the Mad Duck Posters online store.