In anticipation of the start of the super-sized fifth and final season of AMC’s Breaking Bad, Breakinggifs.com has teamed up with Vince Gilligan and co. to provide 16 custom screenprints of scenes and characters from the hit television show. Each poster is designed by a different artist and is released in a one-time edition of 300. Each poster is revealed at a special location around the globe (the latest was revealed in Glasgow) which gets tweeted out by @BreakingGifs. They sell for $50 on Breakinggifs.com and are made available in the same way that Mondotees.com‘s prints are, with a new poster going on sale at a random time throughout the day, to give everyone an equal chance of purchasing one. (And these Breaking Bad prints have found their way on to eBay for two or three times their initial price, in much the same way the Mondo prints find their way there.)
Below are seven of the eight posters that have been released so far. Including “Mexican Shootout”, which goes on sale today (Not as of 9:00 pacific time), Thursday, June 21.
(I decided to leave one of the prints out because it spoils a extremely large plot point of the fourth season)
If you would like to see the third entry in the series check out this link: http://wevegotworktodo.com/bg/wvgwtd/. (If you have not seen the entirety of season 4… I warned you.)
My favorite of the eight to be released has got to be “Mexican Shootout” by Rich Kelly. While the art of the print is more striking than the other entries, aside from “My Name Is Walter Hartwell White” by Daniel Danger, the scene it portrays is unforgettable, one of the high watermarks of the fourth season. Daniel Danger’s use of color for the pilot episode is outstanding and works really well as a piece of art away from the Breaking Bad story. I find the other six decent posters, being slightly elevated in my mind for my love of the show. Though, I am disappointed with the Saul Goodman print. “Saul Goodman” depicts a character that has many important (and hilarious) scenes throughout the series and this print focuses on the first image you see of Saul (a television ad which opens an episode in season 2) and not much else. Compare that to “Hector Salamanca”, which does a wonderful job with a limited character (I really enjoy the “Ding.” written out in the bottom left corner, and the detail of the bell).
I plan on covering the rest of this series once the other eight prints are released, but until then, and the start of the fifth season of Breaking Bad, I leave you with a few videos that remind me of why I love Breaking Bad. T-minus 730 hours…
Breaking Bad Time Lapses: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu5Wbl2qz1Y
Inanimate Object’s Point of View: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JwbqHbRq24
Aaron Paul’s Greatest Breaking Bad Moments as seen on Conan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3F6yhWk2nk
Great compilation of scenes set to TV on the Radio’s “DLZ” (Contains many spoilers) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yjl8PKrPZ0E&feature=related
Two outstanding hardware store scenes from Breaking Bad and The Wire: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU0O4PeMAwg&feature=related / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8zavPW3Bus
Great impression of Jesse on College Humor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU2BTwLYXjo