SEVEN SAMURAI Poster
Designed by: Adam Rabalais
so yesterday i re-blogged a Seventh Seal poster designed by Adam Rabalais, and then i immediately bought it for myself, cause i’m a man of action (and posters). afterwards, i naturally began to sift through adam’s etsy site, and… well, for someone who survives on ramen and an epic supply of teenage mutant ninja turtles ice cream pops, that was a financially unwise decision.
this guy is for reals. his Seven Samurai poster (seen above) is… um… well, it’s something i own, now. oops. i bought the full-size 27 x 40 version, and i’m deeply in love with this thing. the texture immediately returns me to my first encounter with the film on Criterion DVD in 1999, gruff and battle-tested… the gun & sword meeting to form a “7” is a bit high-concept, but the tension between the two ideals and all that they represent is obviously of central importance to the film, and — when hovering above the rather subtle graves below — feels organic, and a logical extension of overall aesthetic. the deteriorated Toho logo in the bottom left seals the deal… this is one of my favorite posters. full stop. now to find the wall space… someone build me an office.