Monsters with Moustaches “The Blob”

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During the month that is November, the charity Movember & Sons is in the spotlight, promoting prostrate cancer and other forms of cancer trusts for men. Mostly through the media of men growing moustaches and becoming MoBro’s for a whole month, it gives opportunity to allow people to raise awareness in a simple way and show their support for the charity. Movember & sons has been running for almost 3 years and each year they seem to go from strength to strength and increasing the help for cancer sufferers out there. The guys and girls at Movember & Sons have often used the suave and nostalgic English gentleman look, a appearance that shouts out barber, moustache and generally man!

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I took it upon myself to make my own impression within this month, however I fail at growing anything upon my face and what does grow is pathetic, so  decided upon creating a poster that would be completely out there and nothing like what “Movember & Sons” already have. Having thought of an idea I then got in touch with the charity and proposed what I had in mind and what I wanted to do for them to show my support. With the popularity of monsters in today’s film and media. I felt it would create a unique design that would stand out visibly whilst being in trend.

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I focused on hands due to the angle and variety you can achieve. I also the horror movie style because it has an appeal about it that draws you in instantly  taking in all the fine detail, textures and depth, not only is it the detail that caused me to go for such a style, it was the vivid colour schemes and the structuring of the typography. The creators of the horror movie posters use a hierarchy that goes for maximum impact and visual status. This drawing style together with the focus purely in hands produced posters that were unusual and I wanted to showcase work that was not a typical poster design.

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Here we have one of the three in the set of posters, “The Blob”, which was chosen on the basis of the colours the character has within films and their posters, the green just leaps out from the page I found, it was a colour that I wasn’t a 100% on due to how it could possibly become overpowering, but it was the opposite, the paper stock absorbs the ink and toned it down. Also I think down to the composition in which the hand is, it demands your focus upon one place and that you take note of the greater detail with all the drips contained within, using various stroke sizes giving a more realistic feel to it.

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