American Psycho follows Patrich Bateman, a wealthy New York City investment banking executive, as he hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends and delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.
The iconis ‘business card’ scene perfectly convey the sentiment of Bret Easton Ellis’ novel, and also reveals all the complex layers of Patrick Bateman’s psyche in just 3 minutes. In Easton Ellis’s attempt at dark humor, it sums up every facet of the character, whilst showing the absurdity of the degree of competition he has with his colleagues – yet none of them can really see that they are just copying one another. There is no originality and none of them are unique.
We chose to use that scene for our American Psycho t-shirt design with the famous quote “I have to return some videotapes”