Stanley Kubrick pictogram movie posters
Illustration, Digital Art
I had done a couple of these and was working on the rest, when the French Cinémathèque contacted me and wanted to feature them in an online exhibition, 'Kubrick et le Web'. I now had a good reason to finish them all (although I'm missing 'Killer's Kiss', sorry).
The exhibition: http://www.cinematheque.fr/expositions-virtuelles/kubrick_web/index.php
The exhibition: http://www.cinematheque.fr/expositions-virtuelles/kubrick_web/index.php
- Stanley Kubrick pictogram movie posters
- I had done a couple of these and was working on the rest, when the French Cinémathèque contacted me and wanted to feature them in an online exhibition, 'Kubrick et le Web'. I now had a good reason to finish them all (although I'm missing 'Killer's Kiss', sorry).
My text about my relation to Kubrick, from the exhibition (http://www.cinematheque.fr/expositions-virtuelles/kubrick_web/index.php):
"I've always been a huge fan of Kubrick, ever since I saw A Clockwork Orange for the first time. The visual self-confidence and the usage of classical music just blew me away, it felt like watching film for the very first time, like it should be. Also, watching 2001: A Space Odyssey still gives me goosebumps. It's just unbelievable that it was made in 1968, it still looks better than many sci-fi films being made today! I think he is one of the reasons I got so attached to films, becoming a movie buff and even studying film theory later. For me (and lots of other people), he is THE director, bringing the filmmaking to its very best and extreme. Oh, I wish he'd lived a little longer. I remember getting the sad news in 1999, I was 16 and in school, during math or biology I think. I was devastated. It felt like losing a friend, sounds cliché, but it really did. Especially when being a teenager, when escapism might be one of the most important things in your life. I decorated my room with Kubrick posters; I even bought an original Full Metal Jacket poster. Later I spent my savings on a Kubrick DVD-box, which was stolen a few years ago, on a party. I remember being sad and very angry at first, but then I couldn't resist being happy for the thief's taste in film. I hope he or she still is a Kubrick fan.
Recently, I started making custom movie posters, using pictograms. The Kubrick series being shown here was actually the seed for the whole pictogram project; the first one was a poster for The Shining, using two woman pictograms, depicting the twins from the film. Then I started doing pictogram posters for all sorts of films, simultaneously working on the Kubrick ones in silence, wanting to complete the whole series before releasing them. This was the perfect reason to actually put an effort to it and complete the ones that weren't finished. So, this is the very first public appearance for these posters."
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Available as posters and calendar at fab.com:
Available for purchase in Australia here: http://www.pop.com.au/illustrated-rock-039n039-roll-posters-from-the-usa.
Available in Switzerland/Europe here: http://design.deindeal.ch/de#!/collection/738
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Official movie poster for the short film 'The Devil's Dosh'.
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BUY THE POSTERS HERE: http://viktorhertz.bigcartel.com/
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The bands and artists that I chose are: David Bowie, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Iggy Pop, The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. I’m aware of the absence of female artists in this list. I’m sorry about that, and I will try to make up for it in future projects.
A big thanks (as always) to The Noun Project (www.thenounproject.com). This is where all the original pictograms come from, and I could not express my gratitude enough to these guys!
Thank you so much in advance, I hope you like my new project!
ViktorDigital Art, Graphic Design, Print Design2012
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DON'T MISS THIS VIDEO: http://www.shortlist.com/entertainment/films/pegg-and-frost-get-quizzed
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The shooting took one day and was great fun. Huge thanks to everyone that participated and endured the waitings and being in the hot sun for several hours.Cinematography, Film, Advertising2011