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The Illustrated Film Poster

The Illustrated Film Poster

I chose to produce illustrated film posters for two recent independent movies, 'Troll Hunter' by André Øvredal and 'Monsters' by Gareth Edwards. For this brief I aimed to create images from my own responses to the films, and bring a fresh approach to the art of the illustrated film poster. Using traditional media as my basis, I wanted to respond to the abundance of digitally composited posters used nowadays with something that had a more personal and less literal take on advertising cinema, coupled with a hand crafted quality.

'Troll Hunter' Illustrated Film Poster by Rupert Smissen
'Monsters' Illustrated Film Poster by Rupert Smissen