A few weeks back a friend sent me a link to a Breaking Bad season 5 poster contest for a local retailer in celebration of the upcoming Bluray/DVD release of the series finale. Being a big Breaking Bad fan I was never going to miss this chance! The brief was pretty simple – create a poster with the images supplied. However, instead of doing something that’s been clearly Photoshopped to hell I decided to draw a Drew Struzan inspired poster, something I’ve tried several times with mixed results. I’ve admired his movie poster artwork and design style for years, I even watch some video of him working to get an idea of how he goes about creating his work. In the end though I realised he works differently to me so I just did a Struzen-esque poster in my own style, and for the most part I’m pleased with the results. Probably about 20 hours work. I’ll let you know how I fair in the contest.
UPDATE: Sadly I didn’t win the Breaking Bad Poster contest, I was however one of the 10 finalists and so won a runners up prize of the Breaking Bad Blu-Ray boxset. There were some seriously good entries that made the final round so it was always going to be hard to win, but a top 10 finish isn’t too bad a result in my book, it’s the first time in many, many years I can remember winning anything, so I’m not complaining. Check out the finalists and winning design at breakingbadposter.com.au.