Thursday, October 1st, 2015
As part of it a number of talented local artists, illustrators and designers, and myself, were asked to pick a film quote and design an A3 poster, which’d then be printed and sold on the evening.
I jumped at the opportunity despite my normal apprehensiveness about the actual creative execution part, the brief presented so many options and ideas I was surely going to find one I could do a half decent job with.
“If you have a milkshake, and I have a milkshake, and I have a straw. There it is, that’s a straw, you see? Watch it. Now, my straw reaches acroooooooss the room and starts to drink your milkshake. I… drink… your… milkshake! [Sucking sound] I drink it up!”
There will be blood
The whole film (There Will be Blood) is a masterpiece in pace, storytelling and character development, but this particular quote stands out among all others in the film. I also love milkshake.
I wanted the design to both reflect the manicness of the lines delivered by Daniel Day-Lewis, and the broad theme of the film; the corrupting influence of Oil.