Creative Mondays 215 – The Revenant Poster

The Revenant Poster design

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.”

It’s rare that I’ll design a poster before I’ve seen a film but I’ve made an exception for The Revenant. From what I’ve seen and so far heard about this film it sounds like a captivating story and one that is beautifully shot. I’ve taken some inspiration from the trailer here but I was just playing around with some imagery and an illustrative style that I’d like to progress in the future.

Leo’s getting the Oscar for this one finally yeah?

Creative Mondays 113 – The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street 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.”

“Sell me this pen.” Scorsese and Dicaprio team up again to make a high flying story of sex, drugs and money on the stock market in the 1990’s. Based on Jordan Belfort’s memoir, Scorsese put’s it all out there on the big screen.

I wanted to create a poster that encapsulated some of the items around Belfort that led to his downfall. The poster was created in Photoshop with a few elements imported from Illustrator (the microphone and the razor). I used a new font called Resamitz by Grzegorz Luk that I’d read about on the CreativeBloq website.

 

Creative Mondays 80 – The Great Gatsby Poster

The Great Gatsby 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.”

Films and stories have always been the most powerful of influences on my creative work. It’s quite often the source of my inspiration and just this past weekend I went and saw The Great Gatsby. As with most Baz Luhrmann films you’re guaranteed to see something quite spectacular and visually this film was no different. As I was watching the creative bug caught me and I had to create my own poster. This design represents a scene in the film that is quite symbolic of the characters and their struggle. It’s beautifully captured on-screen and I wanted to replicate this digitally.

This piece is created entirely within Photoshop with the exception being Gatsby himself. He was created as a vector in Illustrator so I could easily adjust the size to fit the composition.

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.