“I Dreamed I Was A Fly

…who became a man.”

Grey Matter Art and Acme Archives present “The Fly” from artist, Matt Ryan Tobin!

Grey Matter Art is excited to announce our new partnership with Acme Archives to offer licensed prints for 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks. To kick-off our partnership, we are proud to announce a new officially licensed, limited edition screen print for the classic 80’s film, “The Fly” by the very talented artist, Matt Ryan Tobin. GMA is thrilled to be working with Matt & Acme Archives to showcase this amazing poster for the film’s 30th anniversary. “The Fly” will be featured as 2 separate editions, a regular and a glow in the dark variant.

The Fly - Regular Edition

The Fly – Regular Edition

The Fly - Variant Edition

The Fly – Variant Edition

The Fly - Variant GID

The Fly – Variant GID

  • Artist: Matt Ryan Tobin
  • Size: 24×36
  • Regular Edition: 175/$45.00
  • GID Variant Edition: 100/$60.00
  • Printed by: VGKids

This poster will be released on Wednesday, September 21st on Grey Matter’s website shop page at 1:00 PM (EST) at www.greymatterart.com

About Grey Matter Art:

Founded in New York in 2013, Grey Matter Art is a limited edition, studio licensed film and entertainment Poster Company. We aim to take an industry inspired by pop culture, and reinvent it using the techniques that other companies have made successful, but take them to a new level. Our goal here is to bring our unique brand of creativity to the marketplace for collector’s items such as licensed posters, apparel, and other great merchandise. Grey Matter Art has worked with studios such as Marvel, MGM, Studiocanal, Miramax, and Paramount. Understanding how special these pieces of art are to collectors, we will put the utmost care and professionalism into packaging and shipping.

About Acme:

Created in 1996 by founder Lisa McLain Acme Archives has grown to be a leader in officially licensed art products from many pop-culture titles. Acme Archives is the official licensee for art products from many motion picture, gaming and television studios including Twentieth Century Fox, Halo, DreamWorks, Disney, Disney-Lucasfilm, Warner Bros- DC Comics, Blizzard, *Disney Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Acme is a staple at Comic Con San Diego and engages in many other art events throughout the year. Acme has recently launched its Marquee Artist Program presenting art from some of the top entertainment and fine artists in the market today. See www.acmearchivesdirect.com for details.

Matt Ryan Tobin Interviews The Vampire

ANOTHER stunning private commission from the hand of Matt Ryan Tobin! This time, Matt travels to the dark, haunted corners of New Orleans to bring us “Interview With The Vampire”. Based on Anne Rice’s acclaimed novel of the same name, the film version of “Interview…” starred Tom Cruise as Lestat, a centuries-old vampire, and co-starred Brad Pitt and Kirsten Dunst as fellow vampires Louis and Claudia.

Interview With The Vampire by Matt Ryan Tobin

Interview With The Vampire by Matt Ryan Tobin

Here’s what Matt had to say about his latest piece..

This. Was fun.
I was commissioned by a private group to create a poster for one of the greatest Vampire films/book adaptations. My oldest memory of this film was watching it at a relatives house. For some reason – the image of the rotting mother’s corpse always stuck with me – the stomach turning feeling I got watching Lestat dance with the body – yet as gruesome as the film can be, it carried itself in a very elegant manner. Be it the time period, or the fancy garb or what have you. I wanted to create a poster that was simple and elegant and honored that vibe.

The lack of color and use of negative space was 100% intended from the beginning. I think it creates a sort of eerie, vacantness that I think compliments the symbolism in the film and is a cool contrast against all the texture/detail and grit. The statuesque chiseled-hard lines of each characters faces was meant to symbolize eternal youth. Stoic – only the eyes bright, although void of color. Fraying Stargazer Lilies – symbolizing sympathy in death…and what vampire themed poster wouldn’t benefit from a couple drops of blood? Oh – can you see the coffin?
Enough mumbo jumbo. This film is fucking awesome.

Interview With The Vampire by Matt Ryan Tobin - glow-in-the-dark

Interview With The Vampire by Matt Ryan Tobin – glow-in-the-dark

Matt really pulls it off with this one! Very cool AND it freakin’ GLOWS-IN-THE-DARK! I would have loved to hang this at the homestead.

To stay up-to-date with all the awesome artwork coming from Matt, be sure to follow him on Twitter and at his website!

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Welcome to My Nightmare.

Illustrator Matt Tobin kills it with his tribute to “Wes Craven’s New Nightmare”. This meta horror classic ranks as one of my favorite films of the “Nightmare on Elm Street” franchise, and brings back Heather Langenkamp for yet another go-round as protagonist Nancy Thompson.

Wes Craven's New Nightmare by Matt Tobin

Wes Craven’s New Nightmare by Matt Tobin

I’m blown away by the detail in this piece, and am more than a little sad that it’s not available for the mass market consumer. This is a private commission that Matt created for a collector. Here, in Matt’s own words, is a little more about the piece…

“I was lucky enough to be commissioned privately yet again to create a poster for one of my favourite movies in my favourite horror franchise, Wes Craven’s “New Nightmare”.

I really wanted to capture the Fairy Tale undertones the film emits. It pays homage to Hansel & Gretel and is based around Freddy being more of an evil entity that has existed for centuries. This pure evilness, rather than the wise-cracking dream stalker we’ve grown to love. I dont think a lot of people were ready for this film upon its release – but looking back its definitely one of the strongest films in the Elm St. franchise.

I really wanted to approach this poster with more of a simplistic, dark, and somewhat whimsical feel. I wanted Freddy to be a looming presence encapsulating our two protagonists. It was nice to be able to put Heather Langenkamp in this piece. She’s one of the all time scream queen / survivors and I feel shes extremely important to the Freddy mythos and the horror genre in general. This was so much fun to create!”

Wes Craven's New Nightmare by Matt Tobin detail

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