Movie tie-in games are commonplace these days, but back in the early ’80s when video games were still in their infancy, they were few and far between.
On 22nd May 1980, Pac-man was launched - the next day, Kubrick’s The Shining was released. Both contain mazes, ghosts and chasing. If Warner Brothers had licensed Midway to make a movie tie-in game at the time, the advert may have looked like this… 
This artwork is available to buy as a poster - http://www.redbubble.com/products/configure/7387039-poster

Movie tie-in games are commonplace these days, but back in the early ’80s when video games were still in their infancy, they were few and far between.

On 22nd May 1980, Pac-man was launched - the next day, Kubrick’s The Shining was released. Both contain mazes, ghosts and chasing. If Warner Brothers had licensed Midway to make a movie tie-in game at the time, the advert may have looked like this… 

This artwork is available to buy as a poster - http://www.redbubble.com/products/configure/7387039-poster

An animated portrait of Stanley Kubrick and his films, based on a Rubik’s Cube.
Kubrick’s films are meticulously pieced together like intricate puzzles, so this seems like an appropriate way to portray the great director - hidden within his own work. Also, Kubrick rhymes with Rubik and I’m a sucker for wordplay. 
This artwork is available as a print, showing all 6 films that make up the portrait - http://www.redbubble.com/products/configure/7373288-mounted-print

An animated portrait of Stanley Kubrick and his films, based on a Rubik’s Cube.

Kubrick’s films are meticulously pieced together like intricate puzzles, so this seems like an appropriate way to portray the great director - hidden within his own work. Also, Kubrick rhymes with Rubik and I’m a sucker for wordplay. 

This artwork is available as a print, showing all 6 films that make up the portrait - http://www.redbubble.com/products/configure/7373288-mounted-print

Jaws was released 36 years ago today and I still won’t get back in the water.
For this design, I initially tried animating the classic Jaws poster with the swimmer and shark. Unfortunately it looked like the girl was swimming on the spot and the shark was chewing gum - not very menacing!
Instead, I’ve gone for a pair of shapely female legs treading water - it evokes a sleazy strip-club neon sign but with added danger. Also, the ripples are a neat link to the previous Spielberg neon poster, Jurassic Park. 

Jaws was released 36 years ago today and I still won’t get back in the water.

For this design, I initially tried animating the classic Jaws poster with the swimmer and shark. Unfortunately it looked like the girl was swimming on the spot and the shark was chewing gum - not very menacing!

Instead, I’ve gone for a pair of shapely female legs treading water - it evokes a sleazy strip-club neon sign but with added danger. Also, the ripples are a neat link to the previous Spielberg neon poster, Jurassic Park. 

A neon poster for Jurassic Park - you’ll have to provide your own sound effects.
It would’ve been fun to animate a neon T-rex for this poster, but Spielberg does such a great job of building up the tension before he’s revealed - the classic cup scene seemed like a more appropriate image.
Besides, for The Lost World poster I get to animate 2 T-rexes pulling a man apart. Cool! 

A neon poster for Jurassic Park - you’ll have to provide your own sound effects.

It would’ve been fun to animate a neon T-rex for this poster, but Spielberg does such a great job of building up the tension before he’s revealed - the classic cup scene seemed like a more appropriate image.

Besides, for The Lost World poster I get to animate 2 T-rexes pulling a man apart. Cool! 

A neon poster for the 1989 Tim Burton Batman film.
I loved this film when it was first released but I remember lots of critics complaining that Jack Nicholson’s Joker stole the show and overshadowed the title character. They may have had a point! 
I’ve tried to reflect that in this design with the Joker hi-jacking Batman’s symbol.

A neon poster for the 1989 Tim Burton Batman film.

I loved this film when it was first released but I remember lots of critics complaining that Jack Nicholson’s Joker stole the show and overshadowed the title character. They may have had a point! 

I’ve tried to reflect that in this design with the Joker hi-jacking Batman’s symbol.

I was very sad to hear about the death of Roy Skelton this week. Anyone growing up in the UK in the 1970s and 80s would be familiar with Roy’s work - he was the voice of the Daleks in Doctor Who and also Zippy and George from the classic childrens’ show Rainbow.
I drew this picture of Zippy-Dalek as a tribute to Mr Skelton - click on the image to watch Zippy at his bossy best.
EXTERMINATE GEOFFREY!!!!

I was very sad to hear about the death of Roy Skelton this week. Anyone growing up in the UK in the 1970s and 80s would be familiar with Roy’s work - he was the voice of the Daleks in Doctor Who and also Zippy and George from the classic childrens’ show Rainbow.

I drew this picture of Zippy-Dalek as a tribute to Mr Skelton - click on the image to watch Zippy at his bossy best.

EXTERMINATE GEOFFREY!!!!