Exclusive: The Original ‘RoboCop’ Poster Was Actually a Painting, and Now You Can Buy It As a Metallic Print
Posted on Monday, March 18th, 2019 by Ethan Anderton
Part man, part machine, all cop. That’s the tagline you’ll find on the original teaser poster for the 1980s favorite RoboCop. The poster is a classic, and any fan can immediately picture RoboCop stepping out of the Detroit Police car, the lights flashing bright red as your imagination runs wild with the prospect of having a robot police officer taking care of justice on the streets.
You might not have realized this, but that theatrical poster for the Paul Verhoeven movie wasn’t simply a touched up photograph. The original RoboCop poster was actually a painting done by artist Mike Bryan. Thanks to Justin Ishmael (the former head of Mondo who made the collectible art and pop culture shop the hotspot it is today) and the folks at Bottleneck Gallery, you can own a perfect recreation of the poster that takes the incredible image of RoboCop and gives it a nice shine with metallic inks. You can even get a RoboCop poster print that looks more like the original painting rather than the final poster. Read More »