Creative Mondays 157 – Interstellar Poster

Interstellar Fan Poster

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

Last week I caught Christopher Nolan’s epic sci-fi flick Interstellar. Man the scale on this film was huge and there was a lot to take in (for almost 3 hours) but for the most part I really enjoyed the story.

Inspired by the film I decided to knock up a poster design but rather than create it in Photoshop as I usually do, I tried my hand at Illustrator and I quite like the outcome. The composition was tricky and there are a few things I might revisit on this design but it was good to break away from the norm and challenge myself!

The Dark Knight Rises Poster

The Dark Knight Rises Poster

Christopher Nolan’s last in the trilogy of Batman films has clearly inspired artists and designers to create their own visions or interpretations of what the story will bring. It’s motivating to see the ideas and creativity produced by the on-line collective and I too was inspired to create and so I present to you my ‘RISE’ poster. I’ll happily admit that I’m caught up with the buzz about this film (although trying desperately to avoid all spoilers) and I’m anticipating something pretty bad ass. Originally this piece was going to fall into my Creative Mondays work but I decided to push the release of it up to today seeing as the film opens here tomorrow.

Inception Poster

Inception Poster Design

Okay, so I’m not really into labelling anything as ‘favourite’ but watching Inception I can see why people could call it their favourite film of 2010. It’s one of a few films that has come out over the past couple of years that has made sci-fi sexy and cool without having to ‘dumb’ everything down for the viewer. It’s also one of those films that by watching it a second time you can be ‘gifted’ with another great experience.

I sketched out a few early doodles and I was liking where the idea of tracing the name and the buildings was headed. On a large scale I mapped out the maze one section at a time until the full piece came together.

The idea behind this design was to create something simplistic at first glance but once you get closer you could easily get lost and keep looking to find new twists and turns. I kept the style very monotone to reflect the drawn out colour of the film.