E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

$50
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Hand numbered screen print.

Artist Jonathan Burton
Property E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
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"Settling on an idea from this visually spectacular film was a difficult task. I sketched out many possibilities from different scenes but this one mainly stood out because of the wonderful ‘phone home’ contraption which I wanted to delve into. It’s a kind of W.Heath Robinson style construction where a small action of the wind in the trees tugs at a rope which pulls a fork to turn a wheel which sets off this surprising machine to send a message through space. It’s a magical moment in the film made all the more endearing by the use of Elliot’s 1980’s equipment.

I didn’t want to shy away from showing E.T. as a major element of the poster as he’s so iconic but also because I welcomed the challenge of drawing a creature so fascinatingly odd. The character is a great design of unthreatening strangeness and this balance is tricky to capture. His pointing finger is an obvious tribute to the original poster though I like how we have it leading to his home and with the special spot varnish we only get a glimpse of his solar system within the right light.

Oh how I crave the BMX of my youth." - Jonathan Burton

Product information
Edition size 325
Height 36"
Printer DL Screenprinting
Print type Screenprint
Width 24"

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