I’d reckon that the MAJORITY of fans that read BLURPPY are all eagerly awaiting the return of HBO’s massive hit series, “Game of Thrones” this weekend. Well artist and Poster Posse member, Peter Gutierrez took all that pent up anticipation and created a rather stunning print based on the show.
Encouraged by the Red Wedding slaughter in the Riverlands that wiped out many of their Stark nemeses, the Lannisters’ hold on the Iron Throne remains intact… but can they survive their own egos, as well as new and ongoing threats from the south, north and east? While an unbowed Stannis Baratheon continues to rebuild his army in Dragonstone, a more immediate danger comes from the south, as Oberyn Martell, the Lannister-loathing “Red Viper of Dorne,” arrives at King’s Landing to attend Joffrey’s wedding to Margaery Tyrell, and perhaps act on an ulterior agenda.
In the north, a depleted Night’s Watch seems overmatched against the inexorable Wall advances of Mance Rayder’s army of wildlings, which in turn is being trailed by an even more formidable foe: the undead White Walkers. As if that weren’t enough, Daenerys Targaryen, accompanied by her menacing trio of dragons and army of Unsullied, is poised to liberate Meereen, the largest city in Slaver’s Bay, which could ultimately provide her with enough ships to sail to Westeros and reclaim the Iron Throne.
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Here is what Peter had to say about the project.
“Valar Morghulis” is High Valyrian for “All men must die”, a major theme in the series, and is expressed in part by the swords in the composition and the blood on some the key sigils. Blood drips from the mouth of the lion (House Lannister), the antlers of of the stag (House Baratheon – and Tyrell if you notice the flowers), the tower (House Frey) and the wolf. The wolf alludes to House Stark, though it is a representation of Ghost, who belongs to Jon Snow. One of the blood drips on Ghost is shaped like a fish, representing House Tully.
A massive cast is another key feature of the Game of Thrones series, so it was my attempt to include as many sigils as I could in an attempt to represent as many characters as possible in this current time stage of “before season 4 premieres”. There are crows, indicative of the Night’s Watch. The three-eyed raven that appears to Bran Stark is also included. While we’re on the topic of birds, it is worth pointing out that the sigils for House Arryn and for Littlefinger are also included. The sun and spear are representing the anticipated Oberyn Martell, called Red Viper. Other sigils include a black dog (House Clegane, The Hound), an onion (House Seaworth, The Onion Knight), a wooden X with tenticles on it (the flayed man of House Bolton replaced with the squid of House Greyjoy), grains of wheat (House Selmy, Sir Barristan), a bear (House Mormont, Sir Jorah), and of course, one of Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons.
I know this doesn’t cover all the characters in the series, and there will be more characters in the future I’m sure, maybe for another print..
Just like an artist, always teasing what is to come. Follow Peter on TWITTER to stay up to date on new projects and shows that he will have art at. Check out a recent article we did with Peter that highlights his extraordinary “Skinmetal Series.” It’s downright fantastic, completely different from his Game of Thrones piece and truly shows his diversity as an artist.