Designing a poster for my friend's movie
August 17, 2014 8:47 AM Subscribe
So my friend just completed post for her movie and she asked me to do a simple poster for it. The movie is about how the growth of the feminist movement in Northern Ireland under British rule. I am giving her many options, some of which are specific to the time and place and some of which are more about women in general. Thoughts?
posted by cyrusw8 to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am a second year illustration major and I don't want to screw this up. For this poster I went through a lot of history books and found almost no photographs of women protesting in the streets or anything like that. The basic idea of the poster is not about women in Ireland per se, but women in general. In a phrase: how the role of women was forgotten. i worked on around ten options, some typographic, but mostly illustrations, but I want more and more ideas. I want the cover to be photographic not illustrative. It would have been amazing if I found an original image, but I'm thinking something photoshopped or collaged would be also communicate the idea well, something metaphorical. I am looking for references like this to help me think out of the box. It doesn't have to be a full-fledged idea, it could be a one of those emotional tumblr short depth of field photos, or a descriptive poem that you think is fitting, or maybe a movie poster or book cover you think is fitting for this sort of thing, whether idea-wise or style-wise. Anything would be helpful really.