- TV: Hollowtown Prop Poster
Poster created for the use during a television show proposal
- The director of the show, Leo Angelos needed a poster/prop that could be treated like common pasted up versions of playbills, and have some floating around. I was given a glimpse of the preview so I could have something to base my designs off of.A cursory description: the preview opens up on a dark and rainy night. The camera pans upward towards the clouds to see a dark figure in a trench coat kneeling on a rooftop, looking down upon a dirty city. Scenes change several times. A man and woman getting into a cab (still in the dark, rainy night) are jumped by a faceless mob. The couple ultimately get into the cab, but as she (and the camera) turns to the man beside her, he has been shot in the forehead. Scene change again, and our rooftop lurker is now in what appears to be a basement-level dive bar. He is dressed in Victorian era garb, and absentmindedly handles a deck of playing cards in a way that indicates he is a magician. Another scene change, and a menacing cast of characters in black trench coats are running down carpeted stairs in a fancy, decorated hallway full of mirrors. A fight ensues, but details emerge that alert the audience to the fact that our main character, the magician, might be a hero but he is not without his dark side.The brief was for something that conveyed some Vegas style cheese, with the romantic feel of the Victorian era and the threat of imminent danger.
- This design stays more romantic, with monochromatic themes and a more romantic image of the main character and magician.
- The darker card suit pattern in the background emphasizes the Vegas cheese. For a greater sense of foreboding danger and confrontation, I turned the image tritone black, red and off-white and framed it more closely to the subject.