So I can finally reveal a big project for me! I was tasked with creating a poster for the upcoming Hero Complex Gallery art show ‘King For A Day’, an art tribute to the body of work by acclaimed author Stephen King. As my first art show, my first screenprint and a brilliant author and creative mind it was needless to say I felt a bit of pressure coming into this one. As I filed through the works of Stephen King, I quickly noted one thing… I haven’t really read or watched many of King’s works. So i had to draw on what was most personal to me, the one movie that I was most drawn to and the one I had a connection with. This was most definitely ‘The Shawshank Redemption’. I love this movie, it is a powerful film and most definitely worthy of its ‘Classic’ status. I knew I needed to STAY AWAY from the Struzan template, especially for this poster. The iconic nature of Struzan’s poster is embedded in this film now so I knew I needed to stay clear of it otherwise people would just think it is a rip-off or poor attempt at a copy of it. I decided to go with a very different route with this one, playing on a more subtle nature of the film and themes. A quiet, more reflective tone emerged and I decided to seek the theme of Hope in the poster. Once I decided on that, this is where it all ended up! Hope you guys enjoy it! Some Show info for you! 'King For a Day' - An Art Tribute to the works of Stephen King. Date & Time: Opening Reception 21st March 7-10pm Size: 18 x 24 inches Medium: 2 Colour Screen-print on Charcoal Brown Construction Paper Cost: $35USD Edition: 40 + 10 AP’s There will be an Online drop with Hero Complex Gallery on the Saturday (22nd March) for those who cannot make it to the Gallery. For more news as it comes, check out my Facebook Page as well as Follow me on Twitter! Thanks everyone! I do hope you enjoy it, and if you do remember you have the chance to own a copy! Tom

So I can finally reveal a big project for me! I was tasked with creating a poster for the upcoming Hero Complex Gallery art show ‘King For A Day’, an art tribute to the body of work by acclaimed author Stephen King. As my first art show, my first screenprint and a brilliant author and creative mind it was needless to say I felt a bit of pressure coming into this one. As I filed through the works of Stephen King, I quickly noted one thing… I haven’t really read or watched many of King’s works. So i had to draw on what was most personal to me, the one movie that I was most drawn to and the one I had a connection with. This was most definitely ‘The Shawshank Redemption’. I love this movie, it is a powerful film and most definitely worthy of its ‘Classic’ status. I knew I needed to STAY AWAY from the Struzan template, especially for this poster. The iconic nature of Struzan’s poster is embedded in this film now so I knew I needed to stay clear of it otherwise people would just think it is a rip-off or poor attempt at a copy of it. I decided to go with a very different route with this one, playing on a more subtle nature of the film and themes. A quiet, more reflective tone emerged and I decided to seek the theme of Hope in the poster. Once I decided on that, this is where it all ended up! Hope you guys enjoy it!

Some Show info for you!

'King For a Day' - An Art Tribute to the works of Stephen King.
Date & Time: Opening Reception 21st March 7-10pm
Size: 18 x 24 inches
Medium: 2 Colour Screen-print on Charcoal Brown Construction Paper
Cost: $35USD
Edition: 40 + 10 AP’s
There will be an Online drop with Hero Complex Gallery on the Saturday (22nd March) for those who cannot make it to the Gallery.

For more news as it comes, check out my Facebook Page as well as Follow me on Twitter!

Thanks everyone! I do hope you enjoy it, and if you do remember you have the chance to own a copy!

Tom