"The Sopranos" Screen-Printed Poster
Concept, design & illustration
The Bottle Neck Gallery, a contemporary art space in Williamsburg, New York, commissioned me to do a piece for their debut exhibition “More Than You Imagined: Art Inspired by Premium Cable”. The show features work influenced by some of the most iconic HBO, Showtime, and Starz television shows. I was asked to do a piece on “The Sopranos”, which was printed as an 18″x24″ 3 colour screen-print.
I began by watching the entire series again as research. I wanted to create something that celebrated the multi-layered and often symbolic storytelling style of the show, with visual clues references particular episodes and overall themes explored throughout the series. The start point visually was the reverse of a one-dollar bill, and the way its symbolism has a sort-of macabre and gothic quality to it. The dollar bill itself can be symbolic in relation to the themes of the show, but I did not want this relationship to be too obvious.
The poster was printed by KW Screenprinting in Portland, Oregon USA, and ran as part of the art show in New York for it's duration.