I Didn’t Start This War.

Sly Stallone, you didn’t start this war!

I don’t know how these guys do it. I really don’t. Grey Matter Art presents yet ANOTHER amazing poster from the hand of GabzFirst Blood!

Grey Matter Art under license from StudioCanal is pleased to announce a new officially licensed, limited edition screen print for the iconic 80’s film, “First Blood“. The artist for this project is Grzegorz Domaradzki (Gabz) and he captured the mood of the film just perfectly.

First Blood by Gabz regular edition

First Blood by Gabz regular edition

  • Artist: Grzegorz Domaradzki (Gabz)
  • Size: 24×36
  • Regular Edition: 300/$50.00
  • Variant Edition: 150/$75.00
  • Wood Variant Edition: 50/$250.00
  • Printed by: D & L Screen Printing

This brilliant poster goes on sale Wednesday, March 4th at a random time between 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM EST on Grey Matter’s Webstore.

First Blood by Gabz variant edition

First Blood by Gabz variant edition

Gabz had this to say about First Blood

I love working on titles that had an impact on me back when I was growing up. First Blood (and the Rambo character in general) are definitely among them. I still remember how this great piece of cinema moved me back when I saw it for the first time.
No doubt it was and remains one of the saddest movies from the 80’s. Both me and GMA guys wanted to capture some of that sadness on this image while at the same time keeping it very iconic… almost monumental.

Personally I’m very happy with the outcome. Consider this my final take on one of my biggest “old time heroes”: Sylvester Stallone. Hope I gave you justice John J…

In addition to Gabz’s comments, Grey Matter Art partner Mike Gregory added…

First Blood was one of my favorite movies growing up. I loved all of those 80’s films, but there were always certain ones that always stood out to me that I would watch over and over again, and this was one of them. Yes, the movie had some great action scenes, but I always thought it was such a sad film. Sylvester played this role of an outcast and an unwanted man when he came back form the war so well. You rooted for him until the last minute. And you can’t forget about the music for this movie too. The film’s score was composed and conducted by Jerry Goldsmith, and played so well to the film. This poster by Gabz depicts Rambo as that lonely man, and I am glad he chose to take it this way, instead of the “epic” action movie poster feel that most people think of when they envision the movie. I couldn’t have asked for a better turn out from Gabz than this one.

Another awesome piece from Gabz and another exciting release from Grey Matter Art! Keep it up, guys!