The basic idea comes from Matt Stevens' AirMax1-A-Day Gallery
. The idea was to take a simple concept and make multiple cool ideas come from it. I thought that as a bonus, I could pay homage to some design heroes of mine as well. As I did not want to directly copy anyone's work, I tried to emulate the general style of the artist, and not just steal a composition or something. My basic rules were thus: 1) communicate the concept and feel of the movie and 2) do that through the eyes of the designer.
Some are better than others and as I think of a better idea I will replace the poster with the superior one. All of them will be on my Flickr page so you can see the good and the bad. Also, more designers will join the bunch as I finish more posters.
As a note: the original Tyrannosaur skeleton was drawn by Chip Kidd. If the original poster designers could take it and run with it, so could I.