Monday, January 2, 2012

Saul Bass' Charley Varrick

I meant to get around this Saul Bass-inspired poster for one of my favorite underrated films, Charley Varrick, but the holidays ate up so much of my time I didn't get to until the first of the new year.

I'm not totally in love with how I executed my final idea, but that's how it goes sometimes. I am totally in love with the overall concept--two men standing by a bag full of money. The blood dripping from it signifies the heap of trouble they find themselves in when they realize they've stolen mob money.

If you've never seen Charley Varrick, I recommend you do so. Its a tough, gritty crime thriller, with a great central performance by Walter Matthau, who could hardly do no wrong in the 1970s.


Richard Bensam said...

I'd say you nailed it. At first glance I honestly didn't realize this was your work and not an actual Bass poster. A moment's thought made me realize the truth, but it took a closer look.

rob! said...

RAB--While I don't believe I've ever created anything close to Mr. Bass' work, I appreciate the compliment nonetheless!