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"They're killing machines designed for one thing: SEARCH AND DESTROY!"
June 22, 2012 7:32 AM   Subscribe

Tim Anderson creates pulp novel covers for well-loved movies.

Star Wars

Empire Strikes Back

Return of the Jedi

The Matrix

Alien

Blade Runner

Blade Runner - Tears in the Rain

The Good

The Bad

The Ugly

Gladiator

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posted by quin (30 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wouldn't "Search and Destroy" technically be two things?
posted by bpm140 at 7:34 AM on June 22, 2012 [3 favorites]


Neat.
posted by dortmunder at 7:38 AM on June 22, 2012


Yay! These are great, I'd seen the Alien And Matrix ones before, I didn't know he'd done more.
posted by Artw at 7:39 AM on June 22, 2012


Wow, Gladiator sticks out like a sore thumb on that list. I mean, it was alright, but...
posted by leotrotsky at 7:39 AM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Though really I guess it's only those and Blade Runner he's done pulp covers for.
posted by Artw at 7:40 AM on June 22, 2012


Yeah, I like all of these, but I like the ones that are actually in the pulp style (not all are) best. Thanks.
posted by OmieWise at 7:43 AM on June 22, 2012


Wow, I totally thought that Gladiator one was an MF Doom tour poster (and I guess I was supposed to?)
posted by griphus at 7:44 AM on June 22, 2012


Wouldn't "Search and Destroy" technically be two things?

Not for the World's Forgotten Boy.
posted by Mezentian at 7:47 AM on June 22, 2012 [8 favorites]


@bpm140 Wouldn't "Search and Destroy" technically be two things?

Agent Smith: "Misterrrr Anderrrrson, we are killing machines designed for two things: to search and destroy."
Agent Jones: "... and keep humans unaware of the reality of their existence."
Agent Smith: (sighs) "Killing machines designed for three things: to search, destroy, and keep humans unaware of the reality of their existence."
Agent Brown: "And wear nice suits and shades."
Agent Smith: "I'll come in again."
posted by raygirvan at 7:48 AM on June 22, 2012 [35 favorites]


Holy crap these are good.
posted by mcstayinskool at 8:02 AM on June 22, 2012


Also, I'd like to see the other novels in the A RICK DECKARD MYSTERY series.
posted by griphus at 8:03 AM on June 22, 2012 [12 favorites]


These are awesome! I have a curious though - since he sells the prints, what keeps lucasfilm et al from suing or C&Ding him? I hope they don't because, damn. Want.
posted by pointystick at 8:05 AM on June 22, 2012


Although the Star Wars posters are quite nice in their simplicity, resonating with us for the iconic scenery, I can't imagine they would be at all successful in pulling in theatregoers.
posted by adamms222 at 8:17 AM on June 22, 2012


Also, I'd like to see the other novels in the A RICK DECKARD MYSTERY series.

Well, my first thought was:
DRINKING SCOTCH ALONE IN THE DARK

He thought he was alone...turned out he was
But then I realised that it would have to be:
DECANT THE NEXT ONE FROM THE GESTATION TANK

Don't worry; he won't remember this in the morning
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 8:21 AM on June 22, 2012 [4 favorites]


Raygirvan - Awesome! Now do a "Dead Replicant" sketch.
posted by bpm140 at 8:23 AM on June 22, 2012 [4 favorites]


Ghostwritten by Dave Alonquin.
posted by Artw at 8:30 AM on June 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


love the tyrell owl logo...
posted by sexyrobot at 8:39 AM on June 22, 2012


On the Alien cover, look at the publisher logo in the upper right. *sigh* Awesome.
posted by hanoixan at 8:59 AM on June 22, 2012


I'm like, 90% sure I had some cheap paperback version of Do Androids Dream... That was basically that Balde Arunner cover.

Also the Gladiator one really should have been some really ruddy, hacked out painting of a generic Manly Man being crushed by the female archer from the movie with a few loose strokes to indicate a " background" cause the whole thing was painted in like a week.
posted by The Whelk at 9:20 AM on June 22, 2012


leotrotsky: "Wow, Gladiator sticks out like a sore thumb on that list. I mean, it was alright, but..."

It sits alongside The Avengers. Good idea, but it doesn't cut it.

The Star Wars ones, however, rock, as does both Blade Runners.
posted by IAmBroom at 9:25 AM on June 22, 2012


adamms222: "Although the Star Wars posters are quite nice in their simplicity, resonating with us for the iconic scenery, I can't imagine they would be at all successful in pulling in theatregoers."

They aren't posters, and you missed what he was doing. If they were real, they'd be aimed at paperback scifi fans.
posted by IAmBroom at 9:27 AM on June 22, 2012


The Whelk: "Also the Gladiator one really should have been some really ruddy, hacked out painting of a generic Manly Man being crushed by the female archer from the movie with a few loose strokes to indicate a " background" cause the whole thing was painted in like a week."

?? Do you mean the Avengers one? No female archers in either movie, but there's no archers at all in Gladiator.
posted by IAmBroom at 9:28 AM on June 22, 2012


I have a vague and possibly false memory of the legionnaires of Scipio Africanus being feamle archers on chariots.
posted by Artw at 9:32 AM on June 22, 2012


Yeah the female chariot archer, cause of course the pulp cover would use the one female combatant on the cover rather than like, the actual villain.
posted by The Whelk at 9:37 AM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Having just started replaying Red Dead Redemption, I really wish he would make me a poster of John Marston in the style of The Good/The Bad/The Ugly. I would pay loads of monies for that.

The Star Wars and the Alien ones are my favorites. So good at getting the feel of a pulp paperback AND the movie itself across.
posted by gemmy at 9:38 AM on June 22, 2012


These are awesome! I have a curious though - since he sells the prints, what keeps lucasfilm et al from suing or C&Ding him? I hope they don't because, damn. Want.

Transformative use

posted by Ideefixe at 11:10 AM on June 22, 2012


TBH I suspect it's more not being noticed than a fair use case.
posted by Artw at 11:16 AM on June 22, 2012


"A Rick Deckard mystery."

Love this! And yeah, the pseudo 50s-60s paperback covers are the coolest, complete with wear and tear from all the avid readers who've pawed them over the years.
posted by Kevin Street at 11:21 AM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm just disappointed that the large sized Blade Runner poster is sold out.
posted by bswinburn at 12:30 PM on June 22, 2012


TBH I suspect it's more not being noticed than a fair use case.

The operation is small enough no to be noticed. Which has its advantages.
posted by khaibit at 2:43 PM on June 22, 2012 [3 favorites]


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