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‘Persona’ by James Martin and
‘Autumn Sonata’ by Patrik Svensson

Tue, Nov 20, 18 / James BDP

Ingmar Bergman & Sven Nykvist

 2018 marks the 100th birthday of the ‘Shining Master Of Darkness’ Ingmar Bergman, arguably the greatest film director who ever lived, and we're very proud to announce that we will be releasing a series of posters celebrating his work over the next few months. 

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First up we have ‘Persona’ by James Martin and ‘Autumn Sonata’ by Patrik Svensson.

It's a pleasure to welcome James Martin to the BDP fold. James has a long and fruitful illustration career spanning decades that has seen him work with comics legend Neal Adams, and for film directors including Spike Lee, Jean Pierre Jeunet, James Cameron and Steven Spielberg, as well as a 20 year stint at Walt Disney Feature Animations and DreamWorks. He currently teaches illustration at the Ringling College of Art and Design in California.

“This was a dream job for me. I consider Persona one of the landmarks of the film-making art and coming on the 100 th Anniversary of Bergman’s birth made the project all the more appropriate. Trying to capture the many faceted psychological aspects of the film in one image was a challenge. This led to a long ideation process as I strove to capture the psychological aspects of Bergman’s film and the stark lighting of Sven Nykvist. Working in a larger format offered more opportunities to explore texture and lighting subtleties.” – James Martin

Persona’ comes in three versions: the beautifully cool blue 9-colour regular, a red 10-colour variant and a special Somerset paper variant signed by James Martin. The quality of the printing on this will leave you wondering if these are screen prints at all (in a good way).



‘Persona’ by James Martin 24" x 18" screenprint
270gsm Mohawk Superfine paper
Hand numbered. Gallery stamp on the reverse
Printed by White Duck Editions
Edition of 120



‘Persona’ (Red Variant) by James Martin
24" x 18" screenprint
270gsm Mohawk Superfine paper
Hand numbered. Gallery stamp on the reverse
Printed by White Duck Editions
Edition of 50



‘Persona’ (Signed Variant) by James Martin
24" x 18" screenprint
310gsm Somerset Satin paper
Hand numbered. Gallery stamp on the reverse
Signed by the artist
Printed by White Duck Editions
Edition of 35




We're delighted to have Patrik Svensson back with us after his brilliant Force Majeure poster (which is, incidentally, getting an English language remake with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell that will no doubt keep all the subtlety of the original) to create a poster for his fellow Swede's ‘Autumn Sonata’. Simple, clever and elegant — as always, Patrik nails this one.

“There's something about Autumn Sonata that just goes straight in. Things really happen between the lines here – the restrained acting, the yearning. The mother and daughter trying to reach each other in their own, sore ways, like how the daughter has been practicing the piano for years just to play a few notes for her mother, the celebrated classical pianist.” – Patrik Svensson



‘Autumn Sonata’ by Patrik Svensson
18" x 24" screenprint
270gsm Colorplan China White paper
Hand numbered. Gallery stamp on the reverse
Printed by White Duck Editions
Edition of 75