Check This Out: Barry Blankenship's 'Plan 9 from Outer Space' Poster
by Alex Billington
November 20, 2011
A flying saucer? Sometimes I come across some poster art for a classic film that is just too awesome to pass up, and that's how I feel about designer Barry Blankenship's artwork for Plan 9 from Outer Space, Ed Wood Jr's infamous worst film ever made. I was emailed about the poster, as it's also promoting a screening event that I wish I could attend, happening up in Seattle on December 8 in a few weeks. They're hosting a showing of Plan 9 complete with two Mystery Science Theater commentators and comedian Dana Gould. If anyone's interested, you can get info/tickets from SIFF. I quite like the poster, great design for a fun event.
To see more of Blankenship's art and designs, visit his website at barrytheartguy.com. It's no Drew Struzan (but what is?), but for an event-focused design, I like it. Here is his Plan 9 from Outer Space poster in full:
Edward D. Wood Jr's legendary "so bad it's good classic" is back on the big screen. Plan 9 From Outer Space (released 1959) is a notorious bit of 1950's science fiction/horror exploitation that is just begging for the comedy treatment, and SIFF (the Seattle International Film Festival) has teamed up with The People's Republic of Komedy to provide just that—with three hilarious guest commentators. Dana Gould is a comedian, writer on The Simpsons, and friend of the late Maila Nurmi (aka Vampira). Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu are living legends known for their work on Cinematic Titanic and Mystery Science Theatre 3000. Together they will guide you through this confounding, enticing, ridiculous and exciting tale of grave robbers… from outer space! For info on the event or tickets, visit any of the sites linked above. Thoughts?