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Inception Poster

By markwelser
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I'm always trying on different artistic hats. Recently, I decided to set up a table at the Eerie Horror Fest. Quickly realizing I didn't really have any horror stuff to sell, I thought I'd try to make simple, retro looking movie posters.

This was my first attempt to see if I was even capable of pulling something like this off, since I have zero background in graphic design.

We'd just seen the movie that weekend and it was fresh in my mind so I decided to go with Inception. We can all agree that this movie kicks ass, right? Right.

UPDATE: Got rid of studio logos and changed a few fonts.

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fay319's avatar
what font is this?
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brickwallsamStudent General Artist
Looks like the vertigo poster
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Thank you!
thatsXaXbingo's avatar
I am absolutely in LOVE with this! Very very original!
markwelser's avatar
Thanks so much for the kind words! Glad you dig it.
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riaisHobbyist Digital Artist
You're kidding me, zero graphic design background? I figured you had some kind of professional experience. These movie posters are very awesome.
markwelser's avatar
Heh--that's right! I've been drawing my entire life, though. I took a few drawing classes in high school but once I realized I wasn't being taught anything I didn't already know, I stopped going. I'm mostly self-taught. Having a background in drawing has certainly helped. I've seen a bunch of graphic designers who can't draw well and it shows in their designs. I'm certainly not one to give advice since I don't really know what I'm talking about half the time, but good designers should probably have some kind of basic drawing skills first.

Anyway, I'm so glad you dig these! I wasn't sure how well these would go over since I've never done anything like this before. They seem to be a hit!
LadyRosefire's avatar
You win the internet for the "Vertigo" reference. :D
markwelser's avatar
Thanks! I'll try my best to keep it nice.
Corvisthejoker's avatar
what was the font that you used for the title
markwelser's avatar
I don't quite remember. I think I used "Gotham".
RabidBunnie's avatar
So simple yet so evocative. I love it (and the rest of your gallery)!! Can't wait to see more! :)
markwelser's avatar
Aw, thanks. I'll get to some more sooner or later.
gzusd's avatar
nice work dude!
it reminds me Saul Bass
markwelser's avatar
Thanks so much! He was a big influence with some of these designs.
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Claudia-RHobbyist Digital Artist
nice work, it reminds me the poster of Psycho
markwelser's avatar
Thanks! Folks have compared this to Vertigo before but never Psycho. Or is that what you meant? I haven't seen any Psycho posters that resemble this one. Thanks all the same!
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Claudia-RHobbyist Digital Artist
No you're right, I meant Vertigo too!!! :stupidme:
I need really rest...
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