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I Designed A Movie Poster For Snowpiercer

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The third movie poster I redesigned for this project was Snowpiercer. Snowpiercer is a post-apoycaliptic story set on a train travelling around a nuclear ravaged world. It has some similarities to Red Rising, with the lowest class on the train living in squalor while the first class passengers live in luxury. Its a really interesting film. Made by Bong Joon-ho. It also has Tilda Swinton as a fantastic Effie Trinket like character.

I thought this poster would fit the art deco style since art deco was the result of more freely available travel and as such was used in many vintage travel posters. As usual I started off by researching art deco posters. I use Pinterest to do this because its the easiest way to collect images.

In fact art deco travel posters are now in style again. My favourite ones being released by NASA advertising travel to various planets in the solar system. These were a massive influence over my final design of my poster. I just love how they look. The Enceladus poster with the parallel lines and complementary colours was especially inspiring.

You can head over to the NASA website and download these posters. On my last day of class I actually used up my print credits by getting a bunch of these printed off.


I wasn’t happy with how my Snowpiercer poster turned out. Out of the three posters I designed for my college project its definitely the weakest. The problem may have had something to do with time. I was maybe also being too ambitious with the Harry Potter and Wall.E posters. This left me with no inspiration or motivation when it came time to working on the Snowpiercer poster.


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