Art House film poster, DCA
What I did: Poster design, poster illustration, one year contract
What the client needed
Dundee Contemporary Art (DCA) approached me looking for an artist to illustrate exclusive prints highlighting some of the most exciting new titles screened at DCA throughout 2023. The film posters should be delivered on a monthly bases from January to December 2023, starting with Tár directed by Todd Field. The aim of these artworks will be to take viewers on a journey through a range of titles that will represent everything that’s special about DCA Cinema – an independent spirit and a passion for brilliant stories, beautifully told.
The DCA will make these illustrations available as high-quality prints for DCA Members to collect when they come to see the chosen films each month.
Tár, directed by Todd Field
It’s a dark film, a powerful film and from my impression, all about control. The image dances and flickers within the movement of the even metronome revealing glimpses of the conductor’s hands and Cate Blanchett starring as Lydia Tár.
EO, directed by Jerzy Skolimowski
EO is a stunning film journaling the life of a donkey directed by Jerzy Skolimowski. My inspiration for this poster fell from a book a bought in a charity shop a while back. It contained this image of a mule which stood facing away with its ears turned towards the camera. I really like how the animal appeared both engaged and listening with its ears, while also facing away.
“I’m excited to bring EO to DCA Cinema for Dundee film fans; this poignant exploration of life, its joys and hardships through the eyes of a donkey is already one of my favourites of 2023,” says DCA’s Head of Cinema, David Nixon.
Joyland, directed by Saim Sadiq
Godland, directed by Hlynur Pálmason
Beau Is Afraid, directed by Ari Aster