Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Brundle of Laughs

I should have posted this up a few days ago, but I've been run off my feet trying to sort out my other project: Rhymes for Swines. If you're not familiar with it then have a squizz at http://www.rhymesforswines.co.uk - your feedback would much appreciated.

Right, back to business. I'm really hungover today, so I'll keep this short but sweet. Actually, it's probably a good thing that I'm beat so I don't prattle on for days about this film. I wrote a 7,500 word dissertation on David Cronenberg, so I'm sure I could squeeze a few more out.

'The Fly' IS the epitome of a remake done properly. Cronenberg takes the idea of the original B-Movie and transforms it into a visceral seminar on technology and flesh...in his own inimitable way. Moreover, as infamous as it was for being gruesome, 'The Fly' is a triumph of love story over SFX, as Cronenberg demonstrates his deftness for fleshing out the humanness of the piece.

Speaking of 'piece', that brings us on nicely to my poster design. I thought I'd go for the other meaning of 'fly'. No. Not the colloquialism, the OTHER one.

My design doesn't have any correlation with the original poster aside from the logo and a tribute to the famous 'Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid' tagline.

Just before I post up my design, I must mention that I'm a huge fan of foreign poster designs. The Polish 'The Fly' poster is undoubtedly one of my favourites:

I had originally planned to just have close-up of the unbuttoned trousers, but when I began colouring it I realised that I could turn the pockets into fly eyes...well, something close enough to associate them with fly eyes. I then added in a few more fly elements to create some sort of insect/garment hybrid.


1 comment:

  1. This is the best thing. I hope you're planning to sell these posters, because I want them. All of them.