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Stuff We Love: Christopher Shy's nightmarish horror and sci-fi posters

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Apr 4, 2018

If you're in the market for some brooding, atmospheric artwork inspired by some of the most fear-inducing feature franchises on Earth, there's no better place to begin than the simmering creations of artist Christopher Shy.

The insanely talented founder of Ronin Studios is well-known for his slightly-disturbing, but always captivating alternative renditions of Hollywood sci-fi, horror, and fantasy classics like Alien, Star Wars, Escape From New York, Blade Runner, Beetlejuice, IT, The Fog, Mad Max, The Thing, and countless others.

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Most of his surreal tribute posters carry a distinctive Frank Frazetta or Boris Vallejo vibe, catapulted into the digital age, injected with an adrenalized palette of saturated color and deep, unsettling shadows.

Since founding his studio Ronin back in 1994, Shy has also contributed his twisted watercolor-style visions to the video game industry, graphic novels, and comics for Marvel and Dark Horse, and concept art for films like 2009's Friday the 13th.

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His latest offerings take on more iconic horror and sci-fi properties such as The Shining, A Nightmare On Elm Street, Stephen King's Salem's Lot, The Empire Strikes Back, Star Trek: Discovery, The Road Warrior, Blade Runner 2049, The Walking Dead, and the cult sci-fi flick, Event Horizon. Each one is imbued with Shy's signature dark menace, and is sure to invoke sleepless nights.

Prints are offered on bright white velvet fine art paper in various sizes and available to buy at Art of Ronin with prices starting at $105.

Open both eyes for a peek at the newest batch in the gallery below, then tell us which of his latest masterpieces chills your blood best.