New work: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy poster
I’ve been working on this alternative film poster for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy on and off for the past two months, after a penny dropped whilst watching the 2012 BAFTAs. Having seen (and absolutely loved) the film late last year I decided, together with the Mystery Box team, to create a special TTSS poster. Initially the plan was to release it quite fast and piggyback on the BAFTA and Academy Awards hype, but plans changed when a new player entered the arena (more on that later), giving me more time fine-tune the design. Aside from capturing key (visual) elements of the film I referenced the type design of the first US edition book cover — partly to star away from the very inappropriate (and overused) use of Agency on the official posters, and to celebrate the unique 70s aesthetics.
The above images show a range of detail shots of the final product and a few initial concepts, work-in-progress, and colour studies.
Speaking of that other player… one crucial logo is still missing on the poster. Once added I’ll follow up with more information. And yes, this poster will most likely go on sale. More soon.