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Classic Universal Monsters



Dracula - Wolf Man - Invisible Man - Creature - Bride - Frankenstein's Monster

This poster wasn't required for the project, but my teacher requested I make it anyway to include as part of a student gallery that will be up soon. It won't affect my grade, but when the teacher in charge of the student gallery who also happens to be one of the heads of the department asks you to make a poster for the gallery, you make the darn poster ^^;

Since this is a handy-dandy grouping of all the DVD covers (sorta), the bulk of the actual commentary will be with this deviation.

The basic idea was a re-release of classic monster movies from Universal Studios, specifically the iconic ones that still get referenced today. This set would be geared at newbies and not the hardcore fans already in existence, so it is the monsters, not the big stars like Bela Lugosi, who take center stage on the DVD covers. The logos were made by me, as the classic films were somewhat inconsistent with theirs.

The descriptions and special features were all made up by me and are meant to both meet the criteria of the assignment and to show that I did research. Since I had three special features for each, I sometimes included features that were purposely ludicrous, such as a five hour lecture on the Bride of Frankenstein's hair.

All of the monsters were drawn entirely in Illustrator, though 3 used real life references. Both the wolf man and the creature (fish guy) used photos of myself for reference, and the invisible man (of all monsters) used a friend of mine as reference. I might post the wolf man reference photo at some point, as it's funny, but the other two are unlikely.

The color schemes are as follows:

Dracula - red, for BLOOD!
Frankenstein - green for his skin
Bride of Frankenstein - blue-green as I already used green
Wolf Man - yellow for the moon
Creature - blue for water
Invisible - purple, because someone had to be purple
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BleuReptorSkitt's avatar
I just fund this and it made me think of the dark universe and now I just want to cry