Monday, August 10, 2009

Chandu The Magician

Still in a poster-makin' mood, I whipped up this piece for the very fun, very crazy Bela Lugosi movie Chandu The Magician (you can probably guess who plays the "mad man" mentioned in the tag line).

This was another one of those cases where I immediately saw in my head a visual--Bela, as the mad Roxor (not Chandu--that's Edmund Lowe), looming over the movie's title in a curve--and simply tried to build the rest of the poster around it.

Bela even starred in the sequel--the sensibly-titled The Return of Chandu--but I don't think I'll get around to that one...


Anonymous said...

Good job with the rendering and use of fonts.


Sean Tiffany said...

LOVE the up-lighting on Bela's face! Great Job!

Craig Zablo said...

Another excellent poster!

Pierre Fournier said...

Actually, Bela plays the mad Roxor. Chandu is the good guy, played by Lowe.

Bela played Chandu, a rare and awkward hero part for him, in RETURN OF CHANDU.

rob! said...


I haven't seen the first Chandu in so long my memory is going. Corrected!