Posted on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
Fernando Meirelles‘ City of God is one of those movies you can constantly turn people onto. When it was released in 2002, it opened to incredible acclaim but many people missed it simply because it’s a foreign language film. Now, if ever asked for a movie recommendation, City of God is at the top of the list.
That interesting cultural niche between critical acclaim, mainstream success and cult classic is why the brand new company, FAMP Art, chose the film to kick off its new endeavor. They’re a New York based screen print company who plan to specialize in smaller films that rarely get attention, both from the mainstream and in the art world. Their first print is by UK artist Dan Norris, who took the visceral visuals of City of God and condensed them down into a single, striking image. Below, check out our exclusive debut of the first FAMP Art City of God poster.
Here are Dan Norris’ City of God posters, regular and variant:
The officially licensed posters will go on sale at a random time September 3 by following FAMP Art on social media. Links are below.The regular yellow version will have a run 177 and will cost $40. The Brazilian color variant (green) will have a run of 77 and cost $50. Each is 18 x 24.
Here’s the official press release:
Based in New York, FAMP Art is a company that specializes in creating officially licensed, limited edition screen printed posters of foreign films, pre-1980s classics and a few random goodies here and there of things we simply love.
A business years in the making, FAMP Art was founded to bridge the gap between pop culture art and art-house cinema, focusing on films that don’t get much love in the art world but are praised in the world of cinema (and that we ourselves are passionate about). Our goal is to fuse two different worlds through the glory of awesome and beautiful art prints.
To celebrate the launch of the business and the completion of the world cup in Brazil earlier this summer, FAMP Art will be releasing its debut prints for one of the finest foreign films ever made, the Oscar© nominated City of God. The art was designed by Dan Norris, a UK-based artist known for his gritty and minimalist takes on popular films, a perfect candidate to tackle Fernando Meirelles’ striking piece of cinema.
Two prints of the film, both of which measure 18”x24” and were printed by Seizure Palace, will be made available through the FAMP Art website on September 3rd at a random time. The regular version (Yellow) will have a run 177 and will cost $40. The Brazilian color variant (green) will have a run of 77 and cost $50. There will be a limit of one per person per household. Be sure to follow FAMP Art on Twitter, Facebook or sign up for the newsletter by registering on our site to find out exactly when the prints go on sale.