When the Littleton, Colorado Alamo Drafhouse’s Tough Guy Cinema presentation of RoboCop hits on Monday April 8th fans of the film are in for a treat.
Mondo commissioned artist Jay Shaw to create a film poster for the iconic ’80s flick. Via e-mail, Shaw had this to say about his reimagined RoboCop imagery:
“I’ve always seen Robocop as a modern Frankenstein (or Prometheus) story. The monster is a reflection of his creator’s narcissistic ambition. Like the Frankenstein monster, Robocop is ultimately betrayed by his makers and resigns to punish them. The themes of mad science and corporate inhumanity are represented here by a single bloody teardrop underneath a fractured Omni Consumer Products logo. I decided to utilize Polish language because the style of the piece calls to that of film posters produced in Poland during the mid-twentieth century. “Superglina,” the Polish title of the film, translates literally to “Supercop” but can also mean “Violent Force”.
A small number of limited edition prints of the artwork can be purchased at the screening for $35, and Shaw himself will be on hand. If you miss your shot there, you can try to pick one up later at the Mondo website.