It Came From The Basement: It’s the art, Dammit! June 02 2014 | POSTED BY Nicole Mikuzis
Part of VHS’ enduring appeal is the emotional connection to the artwork that graced the large clamshell cases. This was art with a capital “A” -- pre-computer, pre-photoshop; home-grown, hand-painted, full color renderings of the mayhem and murder contained within the film itself. Artists created their visions on canvas in various mediums which were then sent to full service printing studio for photos, reduction, typeset and print and soon thereafter the store shelves.
Last year we discovered several gorgeous pieces of original artwork from Gorgon’s earliest releases. We are hoping to uncover more, and if we find enough of them we’d love to organize gallery exhibit devoted to the early art of VHS marketing! Write us if you have any information or materials you’d care to share.
Also look out for limited-edition screen-print versions of the below pieces. Can you identify the releases associated with the art?