With the quote picked for my film The Shawshank Redemption. I started working on the design of my poster.
As i mentioned in an earlier post, i wanted to make the design look like a setting from the film. So with this in mind it was logical to make the setting a prison cell.
So with the development of this design i wanted to make a challenge for myself and test my skills as a designer. I started by making this poster completely from scratch, i used numerous lighting effects to and gradients to make the scene look as realistic as possible. the most difficult task was creating light shining through bars and it did take some effort and editing around to make it look perfect.
The next part was to start working with adding in the quote. Like in the film i wanted to make the text carved into the wall. I wanted it to stand out and look realistic. After much tweaking and finding the right typeface, it was starting to look the part. Once the text was added, i thought that i needed something extra, some element that was also in the film. With that in mind i thought it would be best to add the crow ‘jake’ into the design since the crow plays a part of the film.
With the design finished, all that was left to do was to print the designs off, number and sign them ready for the exhibition.