It's new work Monday!
A big thanks goes out to Benjamin Lee and the folks over at Shortlist.com for featuring my newest re-imagined movie poster for Wes Anderson's forthcoming theatrical release Moonrise Kingdom. In theatres on May 25th!
I was approached by Benjamin a few months back about creating something for their latest alternate poster gallery for Moonrise, and I was more then happy to get in the head of Wes Anderson for a poster design. I am a big fan of Anderson's previous feature films like Rushmore, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Royal Tenenbaum...(basically all of them). With Anderson's strong visual aesthetic which draws heavily on color and symmetry, I wanted to incorporate as much of his style into my final design as possible.
My idea to highlight Anderson's theme of symmetry manifested itself in the design of the record label. If you had a physical copy of the poster you will notice that I laid it out so that the top and bottom are reversible. Basically, you can pick your favorite character and flip it so they are right side up. There are a few other easter eggs that I was able to glean from the movie trailer and I was able to sneak into the design. One little such easter egg is that the record player head is taken directly from Suzy’s player in the movie trailer. I also framed each of the character portraits with music notes and paint-brushes, which are all elements I discovered in my many viewings of the trailer.
While it is not the easiest thing to design a movie poster without seeing the whole movie, it was still a fun exercise and look forward to collaborating with Shortlist again in the future.
Please follow the links out the Shortlist.com and take a peek at the work by the other contributing artists. All great pieces.