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Geek Art: “Dracula: Prince of Darkness” by Francesco Francavilla

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Alan Kent: “You forget about all of this in the morning, you’ll see.” Helen Kent: “There’ll be no morning for us.”

Vice Press are excited to reveal their next officially licensed screen print movie poster; the 1966 Hammer Horror classic Dracula: Prince of Darkness, starring Christopher Lee as Dracula with art by Francesco Francavilla

Produced under license from STUDIOCANAL Films Ltd and printed by Vahalla Studios, this beautiful art print set by Francesco Francavilla will be released at 6pm BST on Friday, May 6th, exclusively at Vice Press.

As a company focused on producing artwork that celebrates British and European pop culture, the Hammer Horror movies were a series we have been itching to work on since we launched Vice Press. It is an honour to produce a piece that celebrates one of cinema’s most iconic characters as portrayed by one of the most legendary actors of cinema, the late Sir Christopher Lee. When it came to choosing an artist to work on the project, there was no doubt that Francesco Francavilla was the artist we wanted. Francesco’s art perfectly matches the character and subject and captures the spirit of the classic 60s illustrated movie posters. 

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Dracula: Prince of Darkness by Francesco Francavilla
Edition of 120
24 x 36 inches
100# Cougar Cover Natural Paper
6 Colours
Printed by Vahalla Studios
£40

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Dracula: Prince of Darkness by Francesco Francavilla
Edition of 120
24 x 36 inches
100# Cougar Cover Natural Paper
6 Colours
Printed by Vahalla Studios
£40

Here is what artist Francesco Francavilla had to say about working on this piece:

“I grew up with horror movies and even before I was watching Argento & Italian horror, I was binging on the classic Universal Monsters movies and the 60s/70s bloody colorful Hammer movies. Karloff, Lugosi, Lee, Cushing, were all childhood friends of mine so needless to say I was ecstatic when Vice Press asked me to do a Hammer Dracula poster – been wanting to do that for ages. Hope all the love I have for Hammer and Christopher Lee shows.”

About Francesco Francavilla:

Francesco Francavilla is a NY Times Best-selling Author, Award-winning Storyteller, Creator, Comic book Writer & Artist and Illustrator known for his creator-owned series The Black Beetle and pulp-inspired comic covers. Francesco Francavilla is also known for his work on DC Comics Detective Comics series with writer Scott Snyder.

About Vice Press:

Vice Press are a U.K based print house focused on producing fully licensed art prints and screen printed posters featuring primarily British and European properties from movies, television and literature.

Vice Press work with both up and coming and well-known artists from around the world to produce new and distinctive works of art.

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