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Into the Abyss / one sheet / USA

16.06.17

Poster Poster
Title
Into the Abyss
AKA
Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, a Tale of Life (long title) | Tod in Texas [Dead in Texas] (Germany)
Year of Film
2011
Director
Werner Herzog
Starring
Werner Herzog, Richard Lopez, Michael Perry, Damon Hall, Lisa Stolter-Balloun, Charles Richardson, Jason Burkett
Origin of Film
USA | UK | Germany
Genre(s) of Film
Werner Herzog, Richard Lopez, Michael Perry, Damon Hall, Lisa Stolter-Balloun, Charles Richardson, Jason Burkett,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
2011
Designer
P+A / Mojo
Artist
--
Size (inches)
27 1/16" x 39 12/16"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
A tale of death, a tale of life

This is the US one sheet for the release of Werner Herzog‘s 2011 documentary, Into the Abyss. The film is one of the legendary German director’s best films from the past decade and focuses on the situation of a prisoner in a maximum security prison in Texas who is awaiting execution. The subject is one that Herzog had wanted to focus on for a number of years and he had originally intended to look at life inside a maximum security prison in Germany. Originally the director planned to interview a number of death row inmates but ended up focusing on just one, Michael Perry, and looking into the reason for his incarceration and (at that time) imminent execution.

Using the director’s trademark interview style, where he asks questions off-camera typically to a single person, the film looks at the crime that Perry and an accomplice are said to have perpetrated and the effect it has had on the victims’ families. Herzog shies away from trying to decipher whether Perry is guilty or innocent (the man himself claims innocence) of the murder of three people in Conroe, Texas in 2001. The film is gripping throughout and some of the most memorable scenes are when the siblings of the murdered people are interviewed. One person in particular has suffered such imaginable loss it is almost breathtaking.

This poster was designed by P+A (Percival and Associates) an established and prolific design company whose output can be viewed on IMPAwards. Their official website is not currently up and running. Mojo design were also involved but the company now appears to be defunct (Into the Abyss was one of their last posters) – their output can also be viewed on IMPAwards.

The Abyss: Special Edition / quad / UK

18.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
The Abyss: Special Edition
AKA
--
Year of Film
1989
Director
James Cameron
Starring
Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, J.C. Quinn, Kimberly Scott, Leo Burmester
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, J.C. Quinn, Kimberly Scott, Leo Burmester,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
Special Edition re-release
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
1993
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
30" x 40 1/16"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
--

The Abyss / quad / advance / UK

18.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
The Abyss
AKA
--
Year of Film
1989
Director
James Cameron
Starring
Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, J.C. Quinn, Kimberly Scott, Leo Burmester
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, J.C. Quinn, Kimberly Scott, Leo Burmester,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
1989
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
30" x 40"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
There's everything you've ever known about adventure and then there's...

The Abyss / one sheet / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
The Abyss
AKA
--
Year of Film
1989
Director
James Cameron
Starring
Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, J.C. Quinn, Kimberly Scott, Leo Burmester
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, J.C. Quinn, Kimberly Scott, Leo Burmester,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Dark credits version
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1989
Designer
Unknown
Artist
--
Size (inches)
26 6/8" x 39 6/8"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
--
Tagline
--

Trainspotting / B2 / Japan

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Trainspotting
AKA
La vida en el abismo [Life in the abyss] (Mexico)
Year of Film
1996
Director
Danny Boyle
Starring
Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner, Kevin McKidd, Kelly Macdonald, Peter Mullan, Irvine Welsh
Origin of Film
UK
Genre(s) of Film
Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner, Kevin McKidd, Kelly Macdonald, Peter Mullan, Irvine Welsh,
Type of Poster
B2
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
Japan
Year of Poster
1996
Designer
Unknown
Artist
Photgraphy by Lorenzo Agius
Size (inches)
20 6/16" x 28 12/16"
SS or DS
SS
Tagline
--

Trainspotting / one sheet / USA

17.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Trainspotting
AKA
La vida en el abismo [Life in the abyss] (Mexico)
Year of Film
1996
Director
Danny Boyle
Starring
Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner, Kevin McKidd, Kelly Macdonald, Peter Mullan, Irvine Welsh
Origin of Film
UK
Genre(s) of Film
Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner, Kevin McKidd, Kelly Macdonald, Peter Mullan, Irvine Welsh,
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1996
Designer
Tarhan Creative
Artist
Photgraphy by Lorenzo Agius
Size (inches)
27" x 40"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
--
Tagline
--

Trainspotting / quad / UK

18.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Trainspotting
AKA
La vida en el abismo [Life in the abyss] (Mexico)
Year of Film
1996
Director
Danny Boyle
Starring
Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner, Kevin McKidd, Kelly Macdonald, Peter Mullan, Irvine Welsh
Origin of Film
UK
Genre(s) of Film
Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner, Kevin McKidd, Kelly Macdonald, Peter Mullan, Irvine Welsh,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
--
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
1996
Designer
Empire Design
Artist
Photgraphy by Lorenzo Agius
Size (inches)
30" x 39 15/16"
SS or DS
DS
Tagline
--

Trainspotting / quad / teaser / UK

18.05.11

Poster Poster
Title
Trainspotting
AKA
La vida en el abismo [Life in the abyss] (Mexico)
Year of Film
1996
Director
Danny Boyle
Starring
Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner, Kevin McKidd, Kelly Macdonald, Peter Mullan, Irvine Welsh
Origin of Film
UK
Genre(s) of Film
Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner, Kevin McKidd, Kelly Macdonald, Peter Mullan, Irvine Welsh,
Type of Poster
Quad
Style of Poster
Teaser
Origin of Poster
UK
Year of Poster
1996
Designer
Stylorouge
Artist
Photgraphy by Lorenzo Agius
Size (inches)
30" x 39 7/8"
SS or DS
DS
Tagline
--

Here’s a great retrospective article on the creation of the Trainspotting campaign on the Creative Review site.