The title says it all.
A new film poster by a Seattle artist, Cat Logo, is being auctioned off to raise money for cancer research.
Cat Logo’s new film-based poster has a dark, sci-fi-style design that mimics the dark, film-infused interior construction of some of the best films of the last century.
“We wanted to bring that movie aesthetic to a poster,” said Cat Logo artist and founder of Cat Logo Design, Jennifer Moulton.
In her own words, Cat’s poster is a “film poster in the spirit of the original movie posters.”
The film poster features the same dark, “movie-influenced” interior design seen on the film posters, including the “ghosts,” the “eyes” and the “wires” of the movie posters.
Moulton said the movie poster was born out of the need to bring together film posters that were both recognizable and memorable.
She said that for her, the film poster was about capturing “the feeling of seeing something on the screen, as if it was real.
It was about bringing a movie that I loved to life, to life for me, for the audience.”
The posters, which Moulson designed in collaboration with fellow Cat Logo design student and illustrator John T. Kite, will be sold on Friday, Oct. 13 for $40 each.
The sale includes prints and signed prints of the posters and a limited edition poster that will be auctioned as a single poster.
“A lot of people don’t know that there’s actually a poster for the film ‘The Exorcist’ on the wall of the Seattle Film Museum,” Moulmon said.
“It’s actually the first poster ever created by Cat Logo.
So we wanted to make it as close to the movie as possible.”
Moulin said the poster is meant to be worn by fans and family members of the cast and crew of the film.
Moulron said the film will be shown in the Seattle International Film Festival, which runs from Oct. 26-29.
“I want the poster to be used as a part of the museum,” she said.
“The first screening is Oct. 27 and then I want to take the poster out and do other screenings in Seattle.”
The film posters have a retro vibe that is reminiscent of early 1980s movies, such as “A Bug’s Life,” which Moultons parents were both fans of.
She is hoping the poster will be a hit with fans of “Django Unchained” and “The Exterminator.”
Moulson said she and her partner, illustrator Kite have been working on a new film posters series that will include posters from other films as well as films from other genres.
The idea for the series came from Moultons mother.
“We were trying to make a film poster that was both a family piece and also be a reference to movies,” she explained.
The Moulrons are selling the posters on behalf of the Washington State Department of Health, a nonprofit agency that supports research in the fields of public health, infectious diseases and cancer prevention.
If you’re interested in donating to help fund Cat Logo’s film posters or other research projects, you can contact them at [email protected]