Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Having previously done posters for the Batman, Blackhawk, and Captain Marvel movie serials, I've been itching to get to the first Superman one, but I could never come up with a look for it so it remained on my "to do" list.

Finally, I decided to try something a little different--instead of an illustration of Superman as the main image, I would make purely a design piece, just using photos. I'm not sure at what point I decided to go with a black and white shot of Superman and Lois, but something about it appealed to me, so once I found a nice shot of the two of them I went ahead with it.

The other debate I had in my head was the logo--it seems wrong, somehow, to use anything but the classic, iconic Superman logo, but that felt I like I was borrowing way too many pre-existing elements, so decided to come up with my own take on the Man of Steel's logo.

Overall, I thought this came out okay--it doesn't quite pull together like I had hoped, but its bright and fun and energetic like a Superman poster should be.

There was a second Superman serial--Atom Man vs. Superman--so maybe I can try the more traditional illustrated route if I ever get around to doing a poster for that one.


BronzeTiger said...

The logo is more reminiscent of the Original Broadway play for Superman. It's a Bird, it's a Plane, it's Superman, with Bob Holiday, Parica Marand, Jack Cassidy, and Linda Lavin. Heya! You could do a poster for that, while your at it. LOL! Looks good though Rob, great composition.

Wings said...

I think it looks neat. Love the brightness of the whole piece!