The Act of Killing Poster by Jay Shaw (Onsale Info)

Mondo will release Jay Shaw’s new poster for The Act of Killing, the Errol Morris and Werner Herzog production, later today. It’s an 18″ x 24″ screenprint, has an edition of 100, and will cost $35. It goes up today (Wednesday, July 17th) at a random time. Visit

Jay Shaw

7 Responses to “The Act of Killing Poster by Jay Shaw (Onsale Info)”

  1. bloody awesome

  2. I’m sorry but this is a straight copy of the polish poster for A Short Film About Killing.

  3. @swarez… maybe a slightly similar idea, but HARDLY a “straight copy”. Jay Shaw kills it. Don’t be hatin’.

  4. Jay has always been very interested in Polish posters, he’ll be the first to tell you they’re a huge influence on him. I really enjoy this one and don’t see it at all as a copy. I’m always impressed with the concepts, grit, and minimalism of Jay’s posters.

  5. No not a straight copy, but the style, look and concept.

  6. Swarez that’s a totally great observation. Thing is I actually didn’t copy that particular poster. I’m sure I’ve seen it before but not recently. If anything I copied my own Serpico poster from a few years back and an unused Killing Them Softly concept I did last year.
    The image of blood splatter making out Anwar’s smirking profile is tied directly to the narrative of this film.

    That billing block style is pretty common in Polish posters but I’d be willing to bet the poster you’re referencing played a part. It’s too similar to not have been an influence.

    Truth be told I think the execution in that Polish piece is way better than what I came up with. The way the dried blood drips down the face is great. The figure almost looks sad there. In mine Anwar comes across as damn near jubilant (which he is during a lot of the film but a touch of sadness / remorse is there too).

    Anyways, good eye! I live and breathe those great old posters. I’m surprised I haven’t done that more often.

  7. Reminds me a bit of Ralph Steadman, great movie by the way, it’s was released in the UK last month.

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