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2020 September Art Dare

“MOVIE POSTERS”

 Taking inspiration from graphic designer Saul Bass, design a movie poster (for a real movie) using only black, white + 1 – 2 colors.
Use any art media! Poster must include the text of the movie title.

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Submissions close on Wednesday, Sept 30 @ 11:59pm EST

We are no longer accepting submissions via Facebook or email. We prefer submissions via Instagram, but you can also use the upload form below. Please do not use the upload form if you submit via Instagram.

TAKE THE ART DARE LEAP

Week 1
Horror movie

Week 2
Romance movie

Week 3
Action movie

Week 4
Sci-Fi movie

Movie Poster, Saul Bass
Movie Poster, Saul Bass

Saul Bass
1920-1996

“Saul Bass might be the single most accomplished graphic designer in history. Working in the mid 20th century, when the importance of graphic design was just on the upswing, Bass branded a staggering array of major corporations with his iconic, minimal designs.

Bell, Kleenex, AT&T? All Bass. For about 50 years, if you were looking for a clean, thoughtful design that was made to last, this was the man you called.

Bass stepped up the sophistication of movie posters with his distinctive minimal style and he completely revolutionized the role of title credits in films. Traditionally, credits were static and drab. They were considered so unimportant, they would actually be projected onto the closed curtains which would only open for the first official scene of the movie.

Titles became a spectacle to be seen. Film reels with Bass credits were delivered to movie theaters along with a note: “projectionist – pull curtain before titles.”

Bass went on to create dozens of iconic film posters and title credits. His final projects before his death in 1996 were credits for four Martin Scorsese films: Goodfellas (1990), Cape Fear (1991), The Age of Innocence (1993) and Casino (1995).”

Excerpt from Saul Bass: The Man Who Changed Graphic Design by Alex Bigman, 99designs

Movie Poster, Saul Bass
Movie Poster, Saul Bass
Movie Poster, Saul Bass
Movie Poster, Saul Bass

EXAMPLES

Movie Poster, Darinka Arones

Darinka Arones
@dartkook

Movie Poster, Kira Held

Kira Held
@ki.ra.rose

Movie Poster, Luna Yuan

Luna Yuan
@lunaaayuan

Movie Poster, Hema Somaya

Hema Somaya
@hemaofearth

Movie Poster, Luna Yuan

Luna Yuan
@lunaaayuan

PRIZE GUIDELINES

We award prizes and honorable mentions. To be eligible for a prize, your artwork must be an original artwork created specifically for this Art Dare, and follow all guidelines.

Art Dare winner
Choose from a portfolio critique, an artist website critique, or an artist Instagram critique!

Honorable Mention
Artists in the US will receive Prof Lieu’s book, and international artists will receive 3 months free in our Discord Voice channel.

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