Rachael Tyrell


Role: Graphic Designer/Illustrator
Agency: OWD

Poster / Typography / Illustration

50x70cm Limited edition poster. With thousands of vector tear drops, drawn one by one, we built the face of Rachael Tyrell from the 1982 classic Blade Runner. Printed on matte paper.

All typography is custom made.

Blade Runner is one of my favourite movies of all time and in part this is my loveletter to it. 

It’s the first movie to ever make me question my thoughts on artificial intelligence. Where we draw the line for what life is and what it isn’t.

The question of the soul and the subjugation of the things we precieve to be without it.

The deep red lips represent the role of Rachael as the question of love and sexuality within AI. 

The tears represent her sadness of being questioned as a sentient entity and also a nod to the Rutger Hauer monologue: “I've seen things you people wouldn't believe... All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.“