After watching 12 Years a Slave I wanted to visualise the struggle of the man and the heartache of being enslaved and separated from his family for 12 years. I chose to use the violin as symbol of Solomon Northup’s freedom and as slavey had bound him it also bound his music.
The music he played during this period of this life was not that of a freeman, My aim was in someway to try and represent this in my work.
I got a chance to create a poster based on a very dear property to me and a large chunk of my childhood. “All Seven and the Universe is Theirs” for the online gallery 16bit Brawl based in the epic fight between Goku and Frieza on Namek, one of the greatest and longest fights in pop culture.
The Poster Posse have done it again with an amazing set of posters paying tribute to Bryan Singer’s X-Men Days of Future Past. For my piece I wanted to hark back to the memories I had from watch the original animation on tv and the comic books hence my classic rendition of the sentinel and X-Men lettering.
I know what your thinking god this guy loves Batman, I’m guilty as charged I have to say on all counts. For this set I wanted to explore more the relationship of Batman’s arch nemesis’s but I wanted it to be a little fun and personal at the same time so its the villains defacing the image of batman in their own unique way.
There is a lot villains out there so you may see me adding to this set over time, until then stay tuned to this bat channel.
I was asked to do a poster for a short film for a horror anthology called THE COLLECTIVE, the film was Called PEST a horror about giant demon bugs!
The Funny story about this piece is that it started out as an idea I had over breakfast for a Little Red Riding Hood piece but by the time I had finished my cereal it had turned into a The Wolf of Wall Street Piece, I wanted to show the wolf on the icon Wall Street but I didn’t just wanted have it walk the street so I chose to hide it in the negative space created by the architecture. oh and for those of you who are wondering I still intend to do a Little Red piece in the future.
The Walking Dead has been an amazing show and as shows of this nature they instantly get the creative juices flowing, I’m glad to finally get this one complete as the initial sketch was done over 6 months ago, talk about good things come to those who wait haha.
With the the final season of Mad Men looming I wanted to do a poster set that paid tribute to the golden era of advertising that the show is based around and the ever iconic Don Draper.
I’ve tried to recreate the style of prints ads from that era and designed the poster as proof of artwork signed off by none other than Draper himself, I’ve also added a little cheeky wink to the falling man that we all love.
As the final season will be split into halves this will be set one with set 2 following next year with the conclusion of the show
I wanted the posters to be based on the monologues of the three films which chart the characters progression as he comes full circle.
It’s taken a while but I’m happy to finally be able to post the full set of The Dark Knight Noir Trilogy Poster Set together, I hope everyone likes it as much fun it was to create
my thoughts on the final poster was like the previous to take from a monologue from the movie and chart the characters progress, in this movie batman played the role of guardian of the city even when the city didn’t know how much he did for them. I wanted this to echo as part of the city itself and theres a cheeky nod to the Joker within the poster as you couldn’t have Dark Knight poster without him but you’ll have to take a closer look to find him.
I Had a chance to once again work as part of the Poster Posse and we tackles Captain America The Winter Soldier. You can see the full set over at Blurppy.com
Continuing my Batman noir poster series with this piece for The Dark Knight Rises. Even at our lowest points we have the strength to pick ourselves back up
I created this print based on Stephen Kings Carrie, I didn’t want my take to mimic any of the Hollywood movies that had done Carrie previously or create an alt poster for the new movie, I wanted to create something based on the book.
I purposely aimed at this treatment the manic brush shapes echoing the characters anger behind that calm stare, I even chose to impose the entire book word for word onto the piece after reading it again as part of my research.
The print is available on a very limited run at LTD Gallery so be sure to check it out here
I had a great opportunity to work with Hero Complex Gallery for their tribute to Jaws called Smile You Son of a Bitch. Named after the line that Roy Scheder’s Brody says in the iconic film, the show is a special collaboration with artist Craig Drake and PangeaSeed, an organization dedicated to the preservation of sharks!
The print is available on a limited basis, with only 30 to be printed so get there while they’re still biting here
Well I had this little idea that Cap’s shield could double as the C for Captain America and so I came up with this little alternative poster for fun. I’m actually excited to see the film after the trailer dropped this week, the Winter Soldier looks like a real badass and the action looks amazing, Roll on 2014 I say.
So I got the chance to be apart of another amazing Poster Posse project by Blurppy.com and this time we tackled Keanu Reeves’s 47 Ronin
So this week we all bid farewell to Breaking Bad and like so many people out there I wasn’t ready to say good by to the late great Heisenberg, so in ode to his greatness and of his iconic product I produced this mini meth poster set to chart the characters journey.
For this print I wanted to create a piece that you could hang either way round and change around as you argue with friends who would win in a fight Batman or Superman. The piece contrasts the two heroes against Gotham and Metropolis as well as hinting on their personalities being night and day apart .
So there you have a dual poster that should please any Batman or Superman fan
Oh and I thought I’d display it in both orientations so you don’t hurt your neck
The Hairy Face of Hollywood is an ever-growing collection of portraits from popular culture with a noticeable difference.
I’ll be picking out choice hairy faces in this growing collection (no pun intended) but by all means drop me a line if theres anything you’d like to see as part of the collection.
go check it out http://thehairyfaceofhollywood.com
This is my noir take on a poster for Thor The Dark World
After watching the first trailer for Rush I was in love with the nostalgia of the golden age of motor racing, the art of this period had a very distinctive look and I wanted to pay homage to this in my poster.
I did a lot of research so my work would look of the era and could happily sit side by side with vintage motor racing posters, this was definitely a passion project as when you have a biopic and it is of a particular period in history you want to reflect that. I hope I’ve done it justice.
So there you have it My alternative Rush movie poster.
I set myself a little task to create a movie based alphabet of iconic films but I wanted to start and complete the project in one day, from choosing the films to creating the final artwork.
With so many great movies to choose from it was hard choice hence why I’m labelling this project vol:1 because I know I’d like to go back and do vol:2 someday and maybe only give myself half a day.
There you have it Project 26, 26 letter, 26 movies and 12 hours.
Just something I cooked up an alt poster for Oldboy, I wanted to take a little extra time and actually have a count for each one of the days over the 20 year period that was spent in that one room cell. so we should have a total of 7,300 strikes if my math has served me correctly.
Cant wait to see what Spike Lee with such a classic as Oldboy
I was asked recently to join a collective of artists by @blurppy to produce our vision for the movie Pacific Rim. The idea behind this set is how the culture would have changed in this universe after living with monsters and giant robots for over a decade.
The official one sheet for Farah Goes Bang the debut feature by Meera Menon and Laura Goode which premièring at the Tribeca Film Festival 2013 and won the Inaugural Nora Ephron Prize.
A great piece to work on with a talented set of clients.
My alternative take on the Gravity film poster
Well this is something i dreamt up literally, its not often I remember my dreams but this was so vivid I raced for my sketch book once I woke up, so this is my take on Star Trek Into Darkness movie poster. A big thank you to my subconscious, just because your sleeping doesn’t mean your not working.
My take on the Friday the 13th Movie poster, I wanted to give the poster a dated look that harked back at when the original film was made, an era i believe really nailed the horror movie genre. Anyway i hope you like it.
My alternative take on a poster for Rear Window. Hitchcock films are the easiest and hardest movies I find to re-imagine a poster for, they always have such striking visual and ideas within the film that you can’t help but be inspired but it gets hard when you dont want to be too obvious in your take, I’m hoping I’ve done the film some justice.