The NEVER APOLOGIZE poster art is by award--winning Portuguese artist ANDRE CARILLHO, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Harper's, Vanity Fair and The Sunday Independent in England, among numerous other publications. He has won several international prizes as a professional designer, illustrator, cartoonist, animator and caricature artist and his work has been shown in both solo and group exhibitions in France, Spain, Brazil, Portugal and the United States. In 2002, he received the Gold Award for Illustrator's Portfolio by America's Society For News Design.
Mike Kaplan: I first saw Andre's work on the cover of the The Sunday Independent Magazine with his striking image of David Hockey. His style is unique -- a combination of painting and caricature. I've saved all subsequent issues of the Magazine, where he's captured everyone from Clint Eastward and Katharine Hepburn to Salvador Dali, Quentin Tarantino and Spinal Tap. To me, he rivals the genius of the great caricature artist Al Hirschfeld, whose drawings I began collecting as a child.
Having art directed film campaigns, including several prize-winners (A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, MARLENE, WELCOME TO L.A.), as well as collected and exhibited vintage film posters, artwork rather than photography has always been my preference. It elevates a film.
Today, when we mainly see cookie-cutter computer collages as a film's key art, being able to utilize Andre's talent for a movie campaign is a rare treat. Hopefully, it may help diversify contemporary movie campaigns and expose his inventive art to a new audience