The Evil Dead & Graham Humphreys – rarely seen items

31.05.12

Following on from my interview with the brilliant British designer and artist Graham Humphreys, I have recently been discussing the original release of the Evil Dead quad with him, and in particular why there are two versions of it that have surfaced over the years. I have the full size (approximately 39 and 3/4″ x 30 and 1/4″) version that has a white border, but there is a more commonly seen version which has been trimmed down to remove the border and measures around 38 and 1/4″ x 28 3/4″. Graham has both of these versions and cannot recall why the smaller version was trimmed. Investigations continue and I will post the findings once all avenues have been exhausted.

In the meantime I thought I’d post some interesting Evil Dead related items that Graham shared with me recently:

First is the picture of both of Graham’s own copies of the quad, showing the difference in size.

First is the picture of both of Graham’s own copies of the quad, showing the difference in size.

This is the poster for the Evil Dead computer game tie-in, which was released by Palace Software who were owned by the Palace Group, of which Palace Pictures (the British distributors of The Evil Dead) were a part.

This is the poster for the Evil Dead computer game tie-in, which was released by Palace Software who were owned by the Palace Group, of which Palace Pictures (the British distributors of The Evil Dead) were a part.

Next is a press advert designed by Graham that was announcing the incredible success of the film’s release.

Next is a press advert designed by Graham that was announcing the incredible success of the film’s release.

 

There was a competition set up around the film’s release and the top prize was £500 worth of red meat!

There was a competition set up around the film’s release and the top prize was £500 worth of red meat!

Here are the questions for the quiz

Here are the questions for the quiz

Finally here is an invite for a magazine screening of the sequel, designed by Graham.

Finally here is an invite for a magazine screening of the sequel, designed by Graham.

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