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‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue’
by Jay Gordon

Wed, May 23, 18 / James BDP

We’re very excited to release a brand new poster for Edgar Allan Poe’s thrilling mystery tale ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue’ by South African illustrator Jay Gordon. Widely recognised as the first modern detective story, ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue’ changed the history of world literature, with the character of Dupin becoming the prototype for many future fictional detectives, including Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot. Jay’s epic nine colour poster gives a modern twist to this timeless classic and we’re absolutely delighted to put it out into the world.

‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue’ by Jay Gordon are on sale now from our shop and at a random time from the MONDO website for our North American friends.

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UK Variant
18" x 24" hand-pulled screen print

270gsm Mohawk Superfine Ultrawhite paper
Hand numbered. Gallery stamp on the reverse
Printed by White Duck Editions
Limited edition of 60
£40

 

US Variant
18" x 24" hand-pulled screen print
270gsm Mohawk Superfine Ultrawhite paper
Hand numbered. Gallery stamp on the reverse
Printed by White Duck Editions
Limited edition of 60
$55

 

“This was one of the first stories I read of Poe’s and I remember being both as terrified as I was intrigued. I had a few shots in my head of where I thought the viewer could be placed, but this one I think told the story best. Although Dupin is the hero of this story with his deductive prowess, I wanted to focus on the horror and tragedy of the murder, where the central figure in this story is a wild animal filled with rage and confusion due to his capture and ill treatment. The viewpoint suggests the eyes of the sailor as he looks through the French apartment window upon the ruin and degradation that he has caused, and the three victims within.” - Jay Gordon