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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

I choose Planes, Trains, and Automobiles because what is better then ONE noun in a title but THREE. 

And who doesn't love 80s Steve Martin and John Candy? 

Design Process: 

After re-watching the film, I decided on a few characteristics that I wanted the posters to represent:

  • motel signs
  • traveling
  • delayed flights
  • Texture 
  • luggage
  • airport
  • on the go

1st poster:

The inspiration of the poster comes from the airport scene. It sets up the 1st obstacle for the main characters, indefintely delayed flights a few days before Thanksgiving. 

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I kept the idea simple. The main focus is the flight departure/Arrival board, emphasizing the delayed flight in red. I also tilted the letters giving a sense of movement and urgency. 

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2nd poster: 

The inspiration for the 2nd design is the dated motels the two characters were forced to share throught the film. 

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This design focuses on the characters' frequent motel stops. The motels are always dated and rarely available. 

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3rd poster:

The last poster is based on all three vehicles of transportation.

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For this poster, I vectorized hand-lettering and used a color palette that represented each vehicle. Lastly, I used a fabric texture to represent the clothing of the main characters (ie Steve Martin's suit)

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Thank you for taking the time to check out my work!

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