OH. HELL. YES.
The red and blue pills are arguably one of the most recognizable images from The Matrix, and I’ve seen posters use them before, but never with the actual quote. I love this!
When I reflect on the trilogy - as I often do - the sole thing I might describe as disappointing is the lack of symbols throughout. The Nebuchadnezzar and the other ships don’t have symbols, there’s no flag of Zion, and there are no symbols on people’s uniforms. So many other sci-fi franchises have symbols so recognizable they’re just part of pop culture now, but regarding the Matrix trilogy, all we really have are digital rain and the pills. There’s also the rabbit tattoo and the deja vu cat, but I feel like that’s grasping at straws. I saw one fan poster for the movie that used sunglasses as the symbol. Sunglasses. I get where they were coming from, and it was a cool poster, but when your main symbol could also represent CSI: Miami, you know it’s not hella strong.
Last Exit to Nowhere is a fun website that sells shirts with obscure references to nerdy movies. As much as I wish there were a Matrix shirt available, literally the only thing I could think of for a potential print was the "Tastee Wheat" ad from Revolutions (as mentioned in the first film). sigh!
Poster created by Benjamin Smith as part of The Quotes Project, where you can order prints and see his other designs.
Posted on: 12th April 2012 - 40 notesReblog