This is the first drawing I completed for a set of prophecy posters. I had this drawing in progress before the brief was announced, so I was pretty much focusing all my time on getting this done throughout most of the time we had to complete the posters by, so I didn’t really think of what the posters could be used for, exactly. But now I have come to think of them as posters for made up films.
I like to think of Utopia as a black-comedy with social commentary underpinnings. Originally this poster expresses a cringing sharp feeling inside when I hear somebody mention ideas of grandeur about a Utopia or a perfect world. It’s something I’ll never understand. There’s a lot of things this poster could be, but is it really worth the effort? I’m not too into it. I feel like these ideas expressed here should be sufficient for the brief.
“Shit Film Discount #1 The Daily Paranoia”
I started drawing out this ridiculously bad face, it looked like a Bobby, and as I drew the face out I imagined an old american, deep male narrators voice saying “Bobby always had that killer smile…” over a shot of Bobby’s ugly face in a high school prom photo or something. I realized this is something that would be seen in a cheesy, poorly produced film. The type that’s so bad but you can’t help but watch it because it’s so funny. This prophecy poster predicts that there will be a new label associated to these types of films, something along the lines of A SHIT FILM DISCOUNT! sticker on the cover of the dvd or vhs.
‘Shit Film Discount #2 Cry Hard 8’
OOH WHATS THAT? A DOUBLE PROPHECY? Shit film discount label PLUS the coming of Bruce Willis’ last Die Hard, Cry Hard 8. Where Bruce Willis is an old crone getting shit done. This one was fun because it was a big release for my hatred of these films, with the sarcastic captions.
I still have yet to reproduce these via screen print.