By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist October 24, 2012 at 11:03AM
Get ready to throw your Ws up. The Wu-Tang Clan's RZA has directed his first film, and of course, it's a kung fu flick, delivered in a way that only he could. Directing, starring, co-writing and even assembling the rock solid soundtrack, RZA has been busy making sure nearly every element of "The Man With The Iron Fists" matches what he has set out to do. And for fans who are already excited to see what he's cooked up in his picture, we've got a few treats you're sure to enjoy.
For one lucky reader, we've got a prize pack that includes: a poster designed by artist Joshua Andrew Belanger (see design below), a shirt, beanie, bandana and cufflinks. And for four more runners-up, we have more copies of the poster to send your way. How do you win?
Email us with your name, address and three fun facts about RZA we should know. Good luck! Open to U.S. residents only. And if you don't win a poster, there is still a chance you can snag one...read on... Update: Contest closed. Winners will be contacted via email.
The poster is part of 16-piece graphic outdoor poster series commissioned by Universal Pictures and Ignition Print to commemorate the release of the film. The result is a revolutionary collage of beautiful, stylized, provocative art created by a group of designers as varied as the posters themselves. From a retired Japanese woodblock printer, to an indie South African illustrator, to a guy from Detroit who makes band posters with Sharpies—every artist injected his or her unique sensibility and love of kung fu into the project.
Joshua Andrew Belanger lives and works out of his studio in Southern New Hampshire. Collecting comics and conspiracy theories, he spends his nights illustrating for bands, magazines, books, skate decks, gig posters and graphic novels, and his days walking his hound dog around the battle-torn foothills of the White Mountains. Raised by Wolverine and Todd McFarlane's Spawn, his illustrations focus on high action and intensity with emphasis on the narrative. Joshua strives to hone his craft and achieve illustration transcendence through alien abduction... or hard work, whichever comes first.
And in a unique spin on outdoor advertising, all of the posters will be available for fans to tear off and take home from outdoor locations across the country. Here's where you can find them: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C./Baltimore, Atlanta, Houston, Miami, Detroit, Seattle, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Dallas and Phoenix.