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REMAKE: Kubrick's IRON MAN

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The first REMAKE challenge of 2011 from Warren Ellis' WHITECHAPEL forums. Here's all we got:

"You must design a poster for a movie called IRON MAN directed by Stanley Kubrick. This is all you know."

This was really hard, because Kubrick's thematic style is so dense and varied; it was hard for me as an un-film-schooled dork to really grab something out to really exploit, other than visuals.

So I decided to mimic the design of one of his more unique films, CLOCKWORK ORANGE. I re-drew the title's letterforms from the original poster's type, but because I didn't have the time or desire to re-draft all the letterforms to spell out his name, I just used one of the ugliest type fonts in the world; GILL SANS ULTRA BOLD.

Gill Sans is a fine font, but the Ultra Bold version of the font is one of the worst and most inept cuts of the font. Gill Sans was never designed to be that ultra bolded, and this ultra-bolding just destroys the typeface in this version. There, enough of my type nerd ranting.
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Arianod's avatar
Ha ha ha :D Awesome!