My design solution for the Turner Classic Movies project is currently on display at the Ipswich Art School Gallery; if you’re local you should head down there and have a look. There’s a few other exhibitions on, all with fantastic illustration pieces. Particularly the Once Upon a Time exhibition has work from children’s book illustrators such as Nick Butterworth (Illustrator of the ‘Percy the Park Keeper’ series) and Michael Foreman (Illustrator of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland).
For anyone interested the gallery address is:
1 Upper High Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3QH
The current set of exhibitions is on until 04 May 2014 (Tuesday – Sunday, 10am -5pm) with free admission; Call 01473 433681 for more information.
Just to let you know how the TCM project is developing. I’ve used the initial sketches which I posted previously to create large scale linoleum prints as a foundation for 3 film posters, the layout has developed from the artwork being framed by space to an aggressive crop of the face; the dirty and distressed print making techniques work as a visual metaphor for the characters’ qualities in the films.
Tchéky Karyo as Inspector Richards from Kiss of the Dragon
Lionel Atwill as Professor Moriarty from Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon
Jude Law as Harlen Maguire from Road to Perdition
*Update* Rather than post similar images again and again, I have replaced the images in this post with the final posters. Changes included manipulating the prints for more dramatic composition, refining the artwork used to remove some blotches and scratches in the paper, slightly muting the background colours and finally changing the layer blend effects so that the black ink is retained rather than absorbing some of the background colour – which previously made the whole image appear to be in the wrong hue.
Competing among my peers for an internship with TCM, I am to present A2 posters advertising a hypothetical movie season; Adversary Season being my choice. As a foundation for this, I will be rendering the faces of iconic adversaries. To keep you up to date with my progress, my initial sketches are below:
Tchéky Karyo as Insp. Richards in Kiss of the DragonJude Law as Harlen Maguire in The Road to PerditionLionel Atwill as Prof. Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon