HEADS UP: Ghoulish Gary Pullin’s The Big Lebowski Movie Posters
I had the distinct feeling I was in for some fantastic art when Poster Collective and Tuscon-based The Loft Cinema first announced their partnership. Little did I know they’d be dragging out the daddy of all cult films, The Big Lebowski, on their second go around (their first print / movie was The Rocky Horror Picture Show) and would bring artist Ghoulish Gary Pullin along for the ride. Now, The Big Lebowski is not a forgiving film to design a poster for. First and foremost, the movie’s just so damn good - you definitely don’t want to be that guy who drops the (bowling) ball and creates a crappy Lebowski design. Second, the film’s fans (hey, that’s me!) are very protective of its legacy and reputation - thou mustn’t bore / anger / insult the White Russian-swilling masses (hey, that’s still me!) with subpar art or else we’ll “cut off your chonson.” And finally, given the surplus of “Dude” inspired posters, memes, concept art, and animated gifs, it’s easy to get lost in all that noise - you’ve got to make something memorable. Well, rest easy, my friends. Ghoulish Gary has not only stepped up to the plate, he swung for the fences and connected with that there ball!