Saturday, 9 August 2014

Gerhard's Eternal Struggle Against Death

Poster: The Knick (2014)
by Gerhard
(Click image to enlarge)
Yesterday was an exciting day, here at central. A couple of weeks ago, I had received a tweet from @Cinemax saying they'd like to send me a little something relating to their new show The Knick. The Knick is Steven Soderbergh's new drama about a struggling hospital in 1900 New York City, an idea that promises a wonderful mix of period style and gorey historical surgical techniques. Needless to say, I sent them a response as soon as possible and then waited. Yesterday, the wait was over and I received what may be the coolest promotional package ever. More...

Okay, so this is pretty awesome: a turn of the century surgeon’s kit to promote the upcoming premiere of The Knick, Cinemax’s medical drama series set in the year 1900. Clive Owen stars as John Thackery, the brilliant and arrogant head of surgery at New York City’s Knickerbocker Hospital, whose addiction to cocaine and opium balances out the pressures of working in the medical field, in a time with shocking mortality rates and no antibiotics. See the gallery below for more photos of the contents, including replicas of 1900-era medical supplies, surgery slides, a welcome letter from Dr. Thackery, and a syringe that doubles as a USB drive (pre-loaded with promo materials). More...


Jeff Seiler said...

Way to go Ger! Mainstreaming and Steampunking! Hope you'like eventually sell this poster.

Geoffrey D. Wessel said...