Rich Davies is one of our 30×30 exhibition artists, and in this series of showcases we aim to show and tell you a little more about the artist, their work and why they chose the film they will be creating work for.

The Untouchables (1987)

Film Synopsis

1920’s prohibition Chicago is corrupt from the judges downward. So in going up against Al Capone, Treasury agent Eliot Ness picks just two cops to help him and his accountant colleague. One is a sharp-shooting rookie, the other a seen-it-all beat man. The four of them are ready to battle Capone and his empire, but it could just be that guns are not the best way to get him.

About the Artist

Based in beautiful Carmarthenshire, Wales, Richard has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for almost fifteen years. Inspired by the movie poster and commercial art of his youth, Richard’s work is predominantly used in the entertainment and publishing industries.
Over the last few years Richard has gradually built up an impressive client base, from large film studios such as Disney and Twentieth Century Fox to world renowned publishers such as Rolling Stone and Conde Nast. His commercial work has also led him to exhibit in various galleries in Los Angeles, New York, Marseille, Vienna and Zurich as well as published in various design and pop culture publications throughout the world. He is also a proud member of the international artist collective known as the Poster Posse.

Why did you choose that film?

The Untouchables was a film that certainly caught my attention back in 1987. I loved the whole stylish look and setting of the film and in particular the performances of Sean Connery and Robert De Niro. I was also a big fan of director Brian DePalma and this was him making a big budget gangster epic (one of my favourite film genres). For me it remains a classic and that memorable Union Station sequence is hard to beat in terms of precision filmmaking.

Be sure to check out all of Rich’s work, and we’ll be sure to share some teases of this Spy classic real soon.

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