Poster Design Notes
And what about very old friends?
This poster is in honor of my top 4 geeky loves, probably in that order – Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Dr. Who & Harry Potter. I love minimalist posters, and I was trying to get to the essence of each group. What one symbol could I use to represent each universe? The symbols for Lord of the Rings and Dr. Who were the most obvious. Although, it was trickier than I thought to create a ring when I didn’t want to use any shading in the symbol to define it’s shape. (I poured my will to dominate all other posters into it though, and now it’s precious to me.)
Stay on target.
I also went back and forth on whether or not to use the Star Wars rebel alliance symbol quite a bit, and still don’t know if I chose correctly. Many people see the poster and instantly recognize every other representation, but not that one. I could have went with a light saber or Darth Vader mask, but those felt overused. Luke in his orange flight suit was one of my favorite Star Wars action figures growing up, so the rebel alliance symbol on orange just felt more personal to me.
I can’t be a wizard, I’m just Harry!
The Harry Potter panel also caused some internal debates. I waffled between a minimalist representation of Harry himself and maybe a wand or the Deathly Hollows, but I wanted to get to the essence of the story. And that’s always been Harry and the lightning bolt scar which started everything.
Bow ties are cool.
We could argue forever who the most powerful character is throughout all these universes (I’ll always bet on the Doctor), but this poster represents what it means to be a sci-fi and fantasy nerd. Each universe strongly stands alone and is defined by it’s own rules and lore, but they all proudly live together harmoniously inside of each and every geek.