Author: Neil Bennett
Author: A new book, series of prints and exhibition feature work from illustrators including Queens of The Stone Age album cover artist Boneface.
24 illustrators have come together to create artworks based on the different street gangs from the 1979 movie The Warriors. Set in a grungy dystopian version of New York not unlike that a similar near-future vision of the future from the era, Escape From New York, the film sees members of the street gang of the film's title trying to make their way across the city to their home on Coney Island without getting killed by other gangs.
While neither the film's script nor acting are remarkable, the striking looks of the various gangs have been what have propelled its popularity over the past 35 years. The iconic outfits and makeup range from the baseball outfits and Clockwork Orange facepaint of the Baseball Furies to the stripes-and-dungerees combo of the Punks, and from the bright purple waistcoats of the Boppers to the killer mimes who are the Hi-Hats.
The pieces will be sold as prints at an exhibition that's taking part at the 5th Base Gallery near Brick Lane in east London from April 11 to 17 2014, alongside sculpture, taxidermy and T-shirts. The works will also appear in an A5 book that's currently being funded through a Kickstarter campaign, which has already made its target.
Use the slideshow controls above and right to see more of the artworks and read our interview with the collective behind the project.
Right: The book's cover design.