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War of the Worlds Movie Poster by krimzonDS War of the Worlds Movie Poster by krimzonDS
This movie poster was done as a project for the class “Great Movies & Great Books”. During the class we read the novel by H. G. Wells called War of the Worlds among many others. I used this as another opportunity to do something completely different and unexpected from the clean sophisticated designs I had made myself comfortable doing.

Because the novel was written in 1898 I wanted the poster to have a classic, old movie poster look to it. The type that just called so loudly for attention it could not be ignored as you walked by it. Those old movie posters done during the 50’s and 60’s were a inspiration for this piece.

This project also offered the perfect opportunity to go against everything we’ve been thought as designers. None of the basic designs principles are present here but it still works. There is no alignment, no contrast, no proximity, and no repetition. All the fonts are different, and are in different sizes.

But still, because it’s all the design principles were purposely ignored, it achieves the goal of having people look at it. In the end what define’s a design as successful or not is if it had reached it’s intended goal. The goal for this poster was to not be ignored, and present the viewer with reasons to go check out the movie. By having the alien tripod illustrated, with all the one word shouts, it informs the viewer to what he can expect when watching the movie. It gives them a little preview of the movie.

Having a chance to brake all the rules let’s you know how far you can push a design and still succeed. To me it is very important to take chances and step out of the box. I want to be a trend setting designer, not a trend follower. I’ve been given the chance to express my creativity, and it is a great privilege and opportunity to do that for a living. In the end it’s better for me as an artist, and for my future employees and client, that I’m as versatile as possible. If I’m able to tackle a variety of different agency needs I end up saving my company money and grow as a professional. So that they get as much from me as possible wile I get as much from myself as possible.
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CyclonisRose Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016
Something to appeal to both old and new audiences.
TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
KingWillhamII Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
Very nice!
ceraperduta Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Nice, FAV!
Ghidorasauras Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Love the 50's esque vibe of it
Booberryz Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow this looks so cool! I like how the guy is all laid back
Mithferion Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Wow, this is so lovely!
Bruiser235 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great combination of old and new. Wonderful!
liz-vicious182 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
twofacetoo Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
'the chances of anything coming from mars... are a million to one they said...'
SinnerGhost Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent!!! :D
LordIlpilazzo Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
sev498 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
i saw that version of war of the worlds i just love that one!
Allyatharii Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
That guy in the lower right corner ... I can't help it.. I just see Harry Potter instead x__x
smalltownhero Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
amazing work :]
lloydwhittle Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Wow... I'd love to be able to be as good as this to express my nerdy passion towards classic SciFi... q:
Marsmar Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
I really like how you took the 2005 version of the tripod and adapted it into a 50's style. Somehow those two people look familiar, were they in the 1953 war of the worlds movie? I remember them from some place.
DerKompsognatus Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
It's in Technicolor and for only $.75? I'll go see this picture motion right away.
Lykana Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
funky monkey
Oimis Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
Excellent work :O, i love da back in 60s environment :)
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January 16, 2009
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