• Title:
    Would You Rather
  • Client:
    David Guy Levy (Dir.)
  • Design:
    Film Poster
  • Date:
    26.03.12
  • Region:
    USA
One of two poster designs i did for ‘Would You Rather’ staring Brittany Snow, Jeffery Combs, Sasha Grey, ‘Desperate to help her ailing brother, a young woman agrees to compete in a deadly game of “Would You Rather,” hosted by an sadistic aristocrats ‘Lambrick Foundation’.

I wanted to do something a bit more off the wall for this one (as the 2nd main design has a more classic vibe) so this one being a teaser i could try an be a bit more experimental.

When i initially spoke with David Guy Levy (director) he liked to think of it as ‘Funny Games’ meets ‘Clue’ which pretty much set on the direction for these designs.

Although the plot mainly revolves around Brittany Snow, there are 9 guests at the table with some really recognisable
faces amongst them Sasha Grey (lots of HOT movies), John Heard (C.H.U.D), Eddie Steeples (My name is Earl) and Robb Wells (‘Trailer Park Boys’ ‘Hobo’) and many others…so trying to fit all the guests in plus focusing on Coombs and Snow was just going to get messy so i used the old 70s disaster star fest technique of having the actors or ‘guests’ layed out in boxes.

To create a different sort of design i looked at a lot of the old polish posters and Swiss ‘Plakatstil’ stlye designs of the 60s, as i wanted it to have more modern ‘new wave’ minimal ‘icon’ design. I really wanted to create a visual which had this totally alternative aesthetic, with a rough printed old screen printed texture, with the colours out of registration to reflect the sinister edge and dark nature of the movie.