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Teddy Bears Picnic

Teddy Bears Picnic A

TITLE  Teddy Bears Picnic
CLIENT   Thomas Hodge
DESIGN  Poster
DATE   11/08/17
REGION  UK

This is the main poster art I produced for my own proof of concept short film, staring Abby miller (Justified, Aquarius and The Sinner) and Laurence Harvey (Human Centipede) and young actress Lorelei Winterfrost. You can see more about it on my filmography page. The short toured over 16 film festivals world wide and so I wanted a poster visual which would stand out in a unique way along with capturing the stylistic tone of the short itself.

I was inspired by 70s gothic romance book covers as the film does have a surreal 70s vibe so it was the perfect visual tone to reflect that. Visually I didn’t want to give too much away for the twist at the ending and chose just to depict the horro element of Laurence’s his eyes watching. Then incorporating the image on the ‘bare forest’ in as simple way as possible. It is quite a muted colour pallet and the only really punchy colours are the read of the little girl’s coat (like the short itself) I then used the red to also extenuate Laurence’s eyes. The Typography of the title really stands out as I wanted to go against the conventional typeface used for horror to have something more vintage in tone and unusual.

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