This week, two of my entries have been included in the Cracked article, "20 Movie Posters Too Breathtaking For Hollywood." The prompt for the contest, which the title of the article doesn't necessarily reflect, is to take modern movies and to give them a classic, Saul Bass-esque makeover. Not necessarily minimalist, but more than floating actor heads on a poster and more of the works of art classic Hollywood is used to. One of my entries, which placed 17th, is SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING. I'm not incredibly pleased with how it turned out, so I was surprised it placed higher than the other one I am featuring here. Everyone seems to be responding more to my JOHN WICK entry, which I am more proud of. I have even seen a couple of comments where people weren't interested in seeing the movie until they saw my poster! So...marketing commission! Just kidding. But it's pretty cool I was able to reach them when the actual marketing campaign didn't.
This year, the fantasy football consolation prize movie poster goes to Sam Robinson's friend Jason Peterson. I've done a Star Wars-type design. I've done a wacky comedy. Last year, I did a big sci-fi action poster (that was not Star Wars inspired). This year, I went with a heart-wrenching character drama. The movie is pretentiously titled "The Caravan Melodies" and it's on everybody's Top 10 list of the year. I have also included a "critics praise" For Your Consideration Edition of the poster with quotes written by Sam Robinson.
E.J. is just a simple man who loves movies. Don't judge.