I've always been a huge fan of Kubrick, ever since I saw A Clockwork Orange for the first time. The visual self-confidence and the usage of classical music just blew me away, it felt like watching film for the very first time, like it should be. Also, watching 2001: A Space Odyssey still gives me goosebumps. It's just unbelievable that it was made in 1968, it still looks better than many sci-fi films being made today! I think he is one of the reasons I got so attached to films, becoming a movie buff and even studying film theory later. For me (and lots of other people), he is THE director, bringing the filmmaking to its very best and extreme. Oh, I wish he'd lived a little longer. I remember getting the sad news in 1999, I was 16 and in school, during math or biology I think. I was devastated. It felt like losing a friend, sounds cliché, but it really did. Especially when being a teenager, when escapism might be one of the most important things in your life. I decorated my room with Kubrick posters; I even bought an original Full Metal Jacket poster. Later I spent my savings on a Kubrick DVD-box, which was stolen a few years ago, on a party. I remember being sad and very angry at first, but then I couldn't resist being happy for the thief's taste in film. I hope he or she still is a Kubrick fan.
Recently, I started making custom movie posters, using pictograms. The Kubrick series being shown here was actually the seed for the whole pictogram project; the first one was a poster for The Shining, using two woman pictograms, depicting the twins from the film. Then I started doing pictogram posters for all sorts of films, simultaneously working on the Kubrick ones in silence, wanting to complete the whole series before releasing them. This was the perfect reason to actually put an effort to it and complete the ones that weren't finished. So, this is the very first public appearance for these posters.