Frankenstein Castle — Vintage Style Poster
Few works of literature have done more to influence science fiction stories than Frankenstein and fewer still have managed to stay relevant for over 200 years.
Frankenstein was written by English author Mary Shelley and explores a young scientist who creates a hideous monster in an unorthodox scientific experiment. The first edition of her book was published anonymously in 1818. When the second edition was published in 1823 the author's name was added.
The original book has spawned countless adaptions and additional stories inspired by the source material in the form of stage plays, movies, radio dramas, and television. The most famous of which may very well be Universal Studios 1931 film adaption, Frankenstein, which defined the iconic look of Frankenstein castle and the monster for generations to come.
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein contains themes, such as the complex dynamic between creator and creation, which still resonate with audiences today. Frankenstein influences the way we think about nascent technologies, the ethical struggles of scientists, and the benefits of innovation with possible unforeseen downfalls.
This commemorative poster style illustration for Mary Shelley's Frankenstein retells the famous story in one illustration. From the birth by lightning in Doctor Frankenstein's castle, to the monster's death by fire, this artwork invites you to follow the journey from start to finish. The monster's hand reaching into the pool of water to examine the beauty of the fallen flowers is broken when he gazes upon his own hideous reflection. The realization of what he has been made into drives the monster beyond madness and catapults the story toward the final, fiery resolution.
This museum-quality art print of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is illustrated by artist: Brian Miller (Star Wars, The X-Files, Doctor Who) and produced on heavy matte, acid-free, archival paper. The illustration was originally commissioned for Arizona State University's THE FRANKENSTEIN BICENTENNIAL PROJECT where it was on display and toured as part of the FRANKENSTEIN AT 200 exhibit during 2018. This artwork is now available for you to own and display in your own home or office.
Order today and honor the 200 years and counting of Mary Shelly's legacy every time you look at this commemorative Frankenstein poster.