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In support of William Friedkin's new film 'Killer Joe', starring Matthew McConaughey, leading film website Aintitcool News ran a design competiti… Read More
In support of William Friedkin's new film 'Killer Joe', starring Matthew McConaughey, leading film website Aintitcool News ran a design competition to design an alternate one-sheet poster, to be judged by the 'Killer Joe' filmmakers themselves. Read Less
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"Killer Joe" Alternative Movie Posters
Concept, illustration & design
In support of William Friedkin's cult classic film "Killer Joe", a competition was launched by the production company (LD Entertainment) and supporting marketing agency (BOND), to design an alternate one-sheet poster, to be judged by the filmmakers themselves. The competition was only extended to US citizens to enter, but I felt so inspired by what I'd heard about the film in advance I decided to enter anyway. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, and following my entry the filmmakers and supporting agency commissioned me to produce a further 4 portraits featuring the lead characters from the film.
"Killer Joe" alternative one-sheet - "Joe"
"Killer Joe" alternative one-sheet - "Chris"
"Killer Joe" alternative one-sheet - "Dottie"
"Killer Joe" alternative one-sheet - "Ansel"
"Killer Joe" alternative one-sheet - "Sharla"
In each case I tried to use colour to represent the story arc for each character, and depict a scene which best represented the essence of said character. The lead type was hand-drawn in a purposefully dramatic style underlying the horror of many scenes in the film. The poster has since featured as the cover of Belgium publication "Focus Vif" and was nominated as "Alternate Poster Of The Year" by leading U.K. publication Shortlist Magazine, both online and offline. It has also been featured in the AMP "Volume 1" book.
"Killer Joe" on the cover of "Focus VIF"
Client feedback

"Working with Greg to create character one-sheets for William Friedkin's "Killer Joe", he brought a voice, aesthetic and creativity to the project that couldn't have been more perfect. His work was beautiful, striking and above all else, loved by the audience."

- Jason Eskin, Marketing & Communications, Sr. Manager. BOND Strategy and Influence
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The "Joe" & "Dottie" posters are available for purchase as a fine-art print in a range of sizes and formats.
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