Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish

Long time, no posting. But I’m back with a new poster, inspired by the now famous Steve Jobs Stanford address. It is a brief, meaningful and inspiring quote.

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Zuckerberg

Hey all, just a quick post with a new design. I was asked to do a design for an article in a soon to be published magazine. I also wrote the small piece, which is on influential people of the 21st Century – I choose Mark Zuckerberg. I used some scriptographer tools here, the idea being that he has created a new landscape for communication which has exploded. I am still working on the entire piece (including article), so it will change I’m sure, but will post when finished!

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Hanna: Review & Alternative poster

Hello once again – I’m back with a review and poster for Hanna – this is my first review in a while so I may be a bit rusty… Anyway, onwards…

Joe Wrights last movie, ‘The Soloist’ was meagre Oscar bait that was limp and dull, despite starring some fine actors. Atonement proved he was a serious director, and there were some shots in that movie which blew me away, Wright has an amazing eye for composition. I’m glad to say that Hanna is Wrights best film so far.

Telling the story of a father and daughter living in a forest, Hanna is no ordinary girl – she has been conditioned to be a sort of ‘super-soldier’, and she is wanted by the CIA. At this point it sounds a bit hackneyed and cliched but Wright makes the whole universe wholly believable and engaging. As with Atonement, Hanna is a stunning looking film, immaculately framed in the right places. When the action/chase scenes begin, it gets very Bourne like, with some heave handheld work – it works great.

The score was written and performed by the Chemical Brothers, and it suits the film to a tee. At times feeling like a music video, the score gives the movie a great energy. After the likes of Daft Punks Tron Soundtrack and this, big name bands doing soundtracks is something I hope is done more often – with care of course.

Performances are all fantastic too, Saoirse Ronan gets better every time I see her in a film. Cate Blanchett is great as per usual.

Everyone should see Hanna, a great action thriller and one of the best movies I’ve seen all year.

Oh and hope y’all enjoy the poster. Been learning to use some Scriptographer tools and tried to make a nice abstract poster. The Deer imagery plays as a bookend in the movie.
Enjoy!

Everyone should see Hanna, it is the best

Pixel Series: Through the Years

Hi all,

The Pixel series is finished. 5 prints of yours truly, through the years (vanity?). Done in intervals, 1986, 1991, 1999, 2007 and 2011 –
Tried to use fairly muted colours as usual and keep minimal (again, as usual). I’m enjoying this whole pixel art thing, Might do a large scale one next!

Anyway, as usual let us know your thoughts and don’t forget to share and comment! 🙂

Cheers 🙂

Black Swan Review & Alternative Posters

Hello once again. Forgive the break in posts, I have been busy but am back once again! This weekend saw the release of Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan. Highly anticipated, the film see’s a dedicated ballerina, Nina, played by Natalie Portman, trying to land a role in Swan Lake. But this is just the beginning, as Nina spirals out of control as she sacrifices everything, and I mean EVERYTHING for her art.

The movie plays as a psychological thriller/horror and bears resemblance to films like Rosemary’s Baby and Jacob’s ladder in terms of atmosphere. In terms of style and theme, the movie is very similar to Aronofsky’s previous film, The Wrestler – both movies feature characters giving everything to their physically demanding roles. Aronofsky also chooses to shoot the movie in a similar vein as The Wrestler, in a cinema verité style. It is a style which really gives the movie a more visceral feel.

Portman gives the performance of her career as the fragile dancer who spirals out of control. Mila Kunis and Vincent Cassell also give great supporting performances.

Anyone who likes Aronofsky’s movies (Requiem for a Dream, Pi, The Fountain) should love this movie also.

All in all, I completely recommend Black Swan. Beautiful and tragic. Go see it.

Also, I’ve done a couple of posters for the film. I recently got a Wacom Bamboo drawing tablet so the drawing of Portman is a bit rough but was my first drawing. The first poster is more in keeping with the abstract style of the amazing illustrated posters released for the movie, the second one is a portrait of Nina.

Hope you enjoy, don’t forget to comment and share 🙂

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Christmas Movies

Hello all. It is that time of year again, so I am doing a series of  alternative movie posters based on the festive season. Starting with my all time favourite, Home Alone. Every Friday and Monday until Christmas I will add a new poster to the series. I’ve robbed the frame idea from Empire/Olly Moss.

Hello again. I am back with another of my favourite Christmas movies. This time is the underrated Bad Santa, with Billy Bob Thornton. Kudos to Keith for reminding me of this one. Hilarious, vulgar and a great alternative Christmas movie. Also produced by the Coen brothers.

Let me know what you think, and another poster coming on Friday!

Again, tell us what your favourite Christmas movies are and suggest some possible movies for the rest of the series. and don’t forget to share!

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