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Akber Ahmed Creates New Age Pyschedelia MOON Poster

Akber Ahmed - MOON Poster

Akber Ahmed popped up on Twitter earlier today to draw attention to a set of “New Age Psychedelia” style film posters he’s just released featuring Duncan Jones’ MOON, so we thought you’d enjoy a look at what Duncan Jones himself described as “Beautiful work!”
Here’s the project description from Akber over on his site where you can view his versions of posters for DRIVE and NIGHTCRAWLER too:-

“Every few years a film is released that is generation defining. It stands as a testament to the times it was made in as well as the mindset of the masses.  The best of these carry a universal message that holds true even decades after the film is released.”

“This series revolves around the modern cinematic masterpieces of this generation. Although we may be bombarded with blockbuster films all year round, a true cinephile can spot the diamonds in the rough. While perhaps not the greatest commercial successes, these films are groundbreaking and their cult status has been cemented. These films have also served as vehicles for some of the finest actors of our time.”

“The films have been done in the psychedelic poster style made famous by the 1960’s love generation. As this is a modern take on the style, the term I use for this is New Age Psychedelia, not to be confused with the music genre Neo-Psychedelia.”

Talking about MOON specifically Akber said:-

“Why did I choose Moon? Well the answer is quite simple. The film reinvented the sci-fi genre and Sam Rockwell’s career-defining performance as Sam Bell really made us feel the isolation one would feel 250,000 miles from home.”

“In my opinion, the real secret ingredient is Duncan Jones.”

Thanks to Akber for creating such a great poster and allowing is to share.
Pop over to his site now to view more detail on MOON and the rest of Akber’s work: akberahmed.com

Moscati Creates MOON Poster For LA Gallery Show YOUNG GUNS INVITATIONAL

MOON for Young Guns Invitational 2014 by Moscati

MOON is proving a popular subject for the Young Guns Invitational show at the Hero Complex Gallery tonight in Los Angeles, USA. We featured The Dark Inker’s take earlier in the week under his chosen theme of ‘Brits’ and tonight we have this wonderful interpretation from Moscati under his chosen theme “Isolation”.

Moscati’s MOON is a 24×18 screen print 1 colour metallic silver ink and is joined in the “Isolation” theme by posters for ‘The Thing’ and ‘Alien’.

If you want to see these up close in person the show starts (in less than 30 minutes) at 19:00 tonight until 22:00 with very ltd prints of all posters in the show available from Hero Complex Gallery from tomorrow.

Hero Complex Gallery
2020 South Robertson Blvd.
Studio D
Los Angeles
CA 90034

The Dark Inker Creates MOON Poster For LA Gallery Show YOUNG GUNS INVITATIONAL

MOON by The Dark Inker 2015Here’s a rather smart addition to the alternative MOON posters collection for ya by The Dark Inker (AKA Stephen Sampson). Created for the YOUNG GUNS INVITATIONAL art show in LA later this month, this is one of three by Stephen as part of his theme “THE BRITS”. MOON is a five colour screen print with one metallic ink, beautiful work!

Over to The Dark Inker himself…

“Each artist was asked to submit three or more prints under a chosen theme. My theme is titled “THE BRITS” with three prints inspired by British movies.

The first on my list is MOON, love the film, so inspiring and just had to do this as one of my three.”

If you want to see what else The Dark Inker has included in “THE BRITS” theme get along to YOUNG GUNS INVITATIONAL featuring Emerging & Rising Artists on Friday Jan 30th 7 – 10pm at:-

Hero Complex Gallery
2020 South Robertson Blvd.
Studio D
Los Angeles
CA 90034

DNA Themed MOON Poster By @3ftDeep

Five years since release and the alternative MOON posters are still appearing. This time we got one from @3ftDeep over on Twitter featuring a DNA theme that’s seems a nice fit with this SOURCE CODE one from Daniel Norris.

MOON by Gary @3ftDeep

As always, further detail from the artist himself:

“I love films. I especially love films like MOON, a wonderfully compact story skillfully & minimally told. It reminds me of the short stories of Philip K Dick or Ray Bradbury.

No huge battle scenes or massive apocalyptical special effects (not that I mind either of these) but something more akin to Silent Running, a credit to the few actors, limited locations & of course superb direction.

I find I can always find creative inspiration from these kind of movies, especially with the films that stick with me, as MOON has.

I’ve wanted to do my take on a MOON poster since first seeing it a few years ago. This idea has been in the back of my mind since then (I have a very full ‘in progress’ folder on my computer!) but never seem to find the time. I’m a freelance graphic designer by trade & my alternative movies posters are done when I’m able to squeeze them in or when I need to take a break from the daily grind, to be purely creative for my own sanity.

The idea behind this poster was, first and foremost, to produce something graphically interesting enough to make you want to watch the film if you hadn’t seen it, without giving anything away but to also give further meaning once you have. I hope this is what I’ve achieved and, if you have seen it, understand what I was trying to convey.”

If you’d like to see more of 3ftDeep’s poster work, head over to his Deviantart page or his Facebook page.

Studio Sheila Creates Wonderful Sam Bell Print

We were very impressed with this drawing of Sam Bell tweeted to MOON Director Duncan Jones last week, so much so we had to get in touch with Sheila and find out more about it.

Mooned - Sam Bell by Studio SheilaIf you pop over to Studio Sheila you’ll see pop culture, movies and myths provide the main inspiration for her work, we asked Sheila to tell us a bit more about her work and how MOON inspired her in particular.

“Being that I love movies, I like the idea of drawing something from a movie that sticks with me.  That something could be a specific actor’s performance or a scene that’s deeply moving, bizarre, scary, or just plain funny, and basically “freezing” it on paper.

As far as what medium I use, I work in pencil, ink, charcoal, and sometimes watercolor.

Regarding Moon, I’d been curious about it for a while and finally bought it.  Since the movie stayed with me for a long time after I watched it, I wanted to draw something Moon-related.  Without giving anything away in the movie, I wanted to show the various character traits of Sam Bell, which includes humor, too.

And I wanted to incorporate Gerty the robot, too.  Gerty is a character that provides some relief for the viewer, I think, because you empathize with Sam’s loneliness and want him to have some kind of company.  I think it puts the viewer more at ease to see him with Gerty.   But Gerty is also a dark character in that it’s only trying to comfort Sam because it’s been programmed to do so.

I’m not an actor and far from an authority on acting or film-making, but I feel that Sam is one of those actors who has no vanity with his performances and that’s what makes his acting so strong.  What I mean “no vanity” is that he’s not afraid to appear very raw in roles.  It hits you in your gut.  And he’s primarily alone in this eerie and haunting movie so the film hinges on whether the actor can pull it off or not.  I think it needed a really strong actor like Sam to do it justice.  That’s the kind of actor that makes for a great drawing subject, too.

Plus, is there a person around who doesn’t like Sam Rockwell’s acting?  I haven’t found one yet.  It’s Sam Rockwell, people!”

It’s a bloody lovely piece of work, and one that you could own too if you like?

Competition closed, CONGRATULATIONS TO Chris Hager 🙂

To win a copy of ‘Mooned’ by Studio Sheila just drop us a mail with the answer to the following question.

Sam Bell is quite an accomplished artist too, what artistic hobby does Sam use to pass the time during his time on the Sarang MOON base?

Answers to: unklerupert@manmademovies.co.uk
Subject line: Studio Sheila MOON Competition

One entry per person please.
Prize for the winner is one 14″ x 20″ print of ‘Mooned’ by Studio Sheila.
Closing date for entries Friday 27th June. Good luck! 🙂

MOON Poster By Shannon Ward

 

Nearly 5 years since release in 2009 we are still receiving ace MOON posters from you wonderfully creative lot! Todays addition to the collection comes from Shannon Ward who popped this one over to MOON Director Duncan Jones earlier this afternoon. For some reason I can imagine some Terry Gilliam type animation suiting this one. Thanks, Shannon 🙂

MOON Poster By Shannon Ward

 

Digital Design Student Inspired by MOON & Gavin Rothery

Digital Design student Patrick Chamberland was so inspired by his love of MOON and the work of Concept Artist and VFX Supervisor Gavin Rothery, he produced this stunning work as part of his course work at Centre NAD in Montreal, Canada.

Gerty Final by Patrick Chamberland
Gerty Final by Patrick Chamberland

As well as sharing GERTY with us, Patrick was also kind enough to let us know some details about his version of GERTY:

I am currently a student in 3D Animation and Digital Design at Centre NAD, in Montreal, Canada, with a concentration in videogames.

We had a project in which we had to create a model of an object that was futuristic in nature and we had the option of creating a new design or using an already existing one. Being a huge fan of Moon (which I consider to be one of my top 5 movies of all-time) and Gavin Rothery’s designs, it then dawned on me that this would be the perfect opportunity to create my favorite robot ever, GERTY!

I was very fortunate that Gavin’s site was a treasure trove of fantastic reference to try and achieve the closest possible accuracy to the movie version of GERTY.

The actual model was created using 3DS MAX and a few different softwares were used to create the model’s textures with the main one being Photoshop.

What I think is really exciting with this model is that the image of the final rendered version is from a software named Marmoset Toolbag which is a real-time renderer. What this means is that the look of GERTY in the image is how he would look in an actual game engine such as the Unreal Engine.

If time permits, I would love to also model the whole Serang base and place it in the game engine which would mean that I would be able to walk around the whole base in real-time!

I have attached a picture of the non-textured/wireframed version of the model as well as a pic of the final “in-game” version.

This was certainly my most fun project to date and that was because of the passion ignited inside of me by Duncan’s amazing work in creating the movie masterpiece, Moon.

And here is the non-textured / wireframe image Patrick mentioned above. Stunning work once again from someone inspired by MOON. Thanks, Patrick 🙂

Gerty Wire by Patrick Chamberland
Gerty Wire by Patrick Chamberland

Have a mooch around Patrick’s site for more goodies.

 

Look Out Clint Mansell – 8 Year Old MOON Fan Coming After You!

If you’re a regular round these parts (usual?), you’ll know all about our friend Charles Kline Jr who went to great lengths in 2011 to re-create some of Sam Bell’s costumes from MOON. Charles also informed us of a fantastic Halloween out take from MOON later the same year, so we’re pretty sure Charles is a bit of a fan of Duncan Jones’ award winning 2009 debut.

MOON - Sam Bell 1 and 2 Charles Kline

Well, it seems this love for MOON is now being shared by other members of the Kline family. Charles just got in touch on Twitter earlier to alert us to the fact that MOON composer Clint Mansell may want to keep an eye on the rear view mirror as young Charles Kline III gets into gear with his version of the intro to ‘Welcome to Lunar Industries’, Charles is EIGHT! And figured out the notes by himself! Take it away Charles 🙂