Sunday, 28 May 2017

Fight Club Neo Noir (and alternate colour) Poster

Fight Club was a pretty big deal. A 1999 American film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk (FUN FACT: The Fightstar track 'Palahniuk's Laughter' is named after the author, and the EP it's taken from 'They Liked You Better When You Were Dead' is based on the movie 'Fight Club'), and it was one of the most influential films of the time.

Without spoiling anything (although the movie came out in 1999, so if you haven't watched it, shame on you!), it's an incredibly twisted, dark tale about a depressed man known as the Narrator (Edward Norton) suffering from insomnia, who meets a strange soap salesman named Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) and soon finds himself living in his squalid house after his perfect apartment is destroyed. The two bored men form an underground club with strict rules and fight other men who are fed up with their mundane lives. Their perfect partnership frays when Marla (Helena Bonham Carter), a fellow support group crasher, attracts Tyler's attention.

Anyway, for the poster, I wanted to keep it somewhat simple, whilst also being a little wild, much like the personalities of the Narrator and Tyler Durden. The tagline "Fuck Martha Stewert...It'd all going down" always made me laugh, so that's why that's included.

It's also one of the shorter taglines that didn't involve soap, so there's also that.

So, here it is, and right after it you can find the alternate version too!

All done in Photoshop and Krita, with a Wacom Intuos Pro, mouse and keyboard.

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