Aaron Horkey’s Dead Man Poster (Onsale Info)

Looks like we now have all of the official information regarding the release of Aaron Horkey’s Dead Man poster.  First, the specs:  This is a 7″ x 16.5″ giclee with letterpress accents, has an edition of 175 (less than that will be online), and will be $145.  No expenses were spared on this one, the crew at Dead Arts Publishing enlisted a team of printers that are simply unmatched.  It’s on 505gsm cotton rag paper, and will not disappoint.  This goes up Monday, September 14th at 2pm PST.  Visit DeadArtsPublishing.com.

Please note the first image below is an early comp, the letterpress accents are now transparent dark gray.  The new color provides a much more seamless blend between the two elements (as you can see in the second shot).

37 Responses to “Aaron Horkey’s Dead Man Poster (Onsale Info)”

  1. I’m absolutely in love with this poster.

  2. poster of the year?

  3. I’m sure it will be amazing, and a definitely contender for poster of the year.

    It will probably win (or the Emek + Horkey collaboration for “The Decemberists”), but let’s keep in mind that there are some amazing posters/prints out there from other artists (some are more obscure). Hunter’s “Ibogaine Conference” poster, Seabury’s “Sympathy for the Devil”, Sperry’s “American Artifact”, “English Beat”, and “Mudhoney” posters, Emek’s “Jane’s Addiction”, Malleus’ “Sleep” and “Motorpsycho”, and Choe’s “Jimmy” all come to mind. Those are just the more popular ones.

    Also, there are still 4 months left for great posters to come out.

    That being said, I can’t wait to see this piece by Horkey in person, if that ever happens.

  4. 145 dollars! Shit balls. That’s means I’m out.
    Fantastic poster though. Wish I had the cashola for it.

  5. Amazing, will definitely be trying to buy it when it hits.

  6. priceyyy….worth the $ though

  7. Horkey is amazing, no doubt…but all his stuff is starting to look the same to me.

  8. Poster of the year, definitely.

  9. Horkey Nerds

  10. This looks amazing. I wish it were twice the size though.

  11. That’s a lot of money for a handbill.

  12. It’s the exact size of the original painting. Would you rather they blow it up and lose detail? C’mon.

  13. There’s too much of a disconnect between the main image and the decorative doodles on the edges. The combination of giclee and letterpress is a bit forced.

    I agree. Twice the size would’ve been nice. The print will sell out and Horkey will net $25,000. Will it kill you to make the print a little bigger? Geez.

  14. Oops. I meant GROSS $25,000. Horkey will gross $25,000 on the print. The NET is after deductions for costs. Numbers isn’t my strong suit.


  16. the preview was really nice, the final version is just overloaded in my eyey….just too much

  17. “The combination of giclee and letterpress is a bit forced.”

    Except, since none of us have seen the thing yet, it might be beautiful.

  18. Wooooooow! I don’t have words to describe how wonderful is this artwork! o_O Amazing, awesome…. aaahhh… wonderful??? More than that…

    Now I’m feeling tiny…. I just wanted to divulge the little paintings on sale in my website. But, now I’m ashamed XD. Well, if you can take a look on them, I’d appreciate… I’m a brazilian illustrator and now painter too.

    Congratulations for DeadArtsPublishing… 😀


  19. Does anyone know if these are signed and numbered?

  20. They are.

  21. aI’ve seen several comments referring to wanting this print to be bigger. The fact that it uses letterpress is probably a big reason for keeping the size where it is.

  22. I dont think people realize how expensive these two printing processes in combination are.
    Doubling the size of the print, and still doing giclee and letterpress would make it insanely expensive. You don’t see very large letterpressed pieces for a reason.
    And anyway i’d much rather pay a bit more directly to the artist, regardless of what it is, then have it sell out super quick only to see them continuously being sold for a profit by others.

    And honestly $145 really isn’t that much when you think about a limited, beautiful piece of artwork. We have just been spoiled by how cheap he has sold his artwork. Look at some giclees put out recently, small sized prints sell for $100+ all day long.
    If you want it, try and get it. If not, move along.

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  24. This is ridiculous, although I’m not really feeling the ornaments on the outskirts of the poster. I love Horkey’s work but I’m not sure why he likes to make parts of the type readable and parts completely obscure. I could understand it not being readable at all, but when some letters are perfectly readable, and others are crazy ornate, it seems weird. I dunno, I’m not complaining this piece is rad. If I had the money, I’d buy one!

  25. If I didn’t know beforehand that the poster was for a movie called Dead Man, there’s no way i would’ve figured it out.

    Does that center graphic spell out: Dinn Moi??
    Is this some artsy French movie?

  26. Muscoso’s rules of poster of making applied

  27. Some good points being made about legibility and how some of his characters (usually whichever letters are capitals or touch the outside illustrations) are discernible and others are not. It’s a bit frustrating because you can’t read what this is advertising. A lot of the purchasers will be people who have been fans of Horkey for some time now, so they may already know what this poster is for.

  28. palehighway’s comment on moscoso is spot on … the fact you cannot easily read it makes it effective.

    Only difference, I doubt any of these will be on the telephone poles of Austin, TX (ha!)

  29. “Will it kill you to make the print a little bigger? Geez.”

    There are size restrictions to 90% of the letterpress presses in the states, a 16″ tall print is on the large end. You need to do some learning on this subject matter before shooting your mouth off.

  30. I feel very lucky to have been able to grab one before they were gone (which seemed like seconds)…love the movie, love the artist – perfect match!

  31. +1 hope I don’t get a refund

  32. 3 minutes after opening i was too late… crazyyy..

  33. Thanks for the info hankP. How about a little less of the elitist A-hole attitude next time.

  34. i think it’s well within the world of proper manners to ask someone to first alleviate their ignorance before making an uneducated remark

  35. I was so excited to see this poster be released, and so disappointed to see how quickly it sold out.

  36. This would have been his best print for sure if he was able to print it a bit larger. the largest letterpress print I have ever seen is Daniel Dangers “I am a rabbit out of room”.

    I’m excited to see this one in person. When someone gets theirs, would u please post some links to some pics? thanks.

  37. The best part about this – if I were to have tried to get it – would be that it would commemorate an event which I did not attend!

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