For Advanced Graphic Design this semester, we were to create three posters for a Director series. Recap from my last post: each poster was to represent one of the directors movies, and the three posters had to work as a cohesive whole.
The director I chose was Christopher Nolan, and the three films were Memento, the Prestige, and Inception.
I went with a very minimalist layers concept, with very muted colors. For Memento, the boxes fade into the background, representing the fading memories of the main character, while pulling double-duty representing the Polaroid photos he uses to remember. In the Prestige poster, I represent the three stages of a magic trick: The Pledge (show an ordinary object), the Turn (make it disappear), and the Prestige (bring it back). So the top box is full, the middle one is empty, and the bottom box is full again. The poster for Inception shows the multiple levels of dreams, 5 to be exact.
The big changes from earlier, I moved the shapes so they bleed of the page, and made the title of the movies larger and red.
Posted by Aaron in Print
This semester we are creating posters for a Director Series. We are to choose a director and three movies by that director, and then create a poster for each that work together as a cohesive whole. My director is Christopher Nolan, and the movies are Memento, the Prestige, and Inception.
These are the second drafts. In the first draft they were extremely minimalist and flat. They are still fairly minimalist but are more three-dimensional. For the next draft, I am going to lighten the background and add a little bit of color. For the most part, however, I am liking the monochrome.
Posted by Aaron in Works-in-progress