"Until The Dust Settles" Film Poster

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Created: 03/20/13
Last Edited: 09/18/13
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Original hand-drawn illustration, painting, digital art, and graphic design for the vintage, early-20th century-style poster advertising Alexander Gangi's film, "Until The Dust Settles," a period movie set in the American Dust Bowl of the 1930s.
  • "Until The Dust Settles" Film Poster
  • Hand-Drawn Illustration / Digital Art / Graphic Design
  • When asked by Director Alexander Gangi and Producer Kristen Hall to concept and design a poster for their SCAD MFA thesis film, "Until The Dust Settles," I jumped at the chance to create a hand-drawn piece that celebrated the old-style, early-20th century, Americana ephemera of the Dust Bowl period in which the film is set. The poster focuses on the car, filled with the three main characters, driving from New York across the plains, shown to soon be overcome by the dust storm – a pivotal moment in the short story. The palette uses tans and browns and deep earthy greens to emulate the color grade of the film. The finished product still shows some broader expressionistic brush strokes as well as the pen-and-ink line art in the detail to give the poster a feel of vintage advertising pitch artwork, as well as a more human touch.
     
    Posters are now available for purchase by supporting the film's Kickstarter project here.
     
  • Credits:

    Poster Artwork
    Illustration and Graphic Design: Russell Shaw

    Film
    Late Night Early Morning Films
    Cast: Liam Ireson, Charlie Ribbens, Will Swisher, Miranda Robbins, Alan Kachur, Julie Kessler, Julianna Stasio, and Bernie Ask
    Music: Matthew Collins
    Costume Designer: Morgan Miller
    Production Designer: Kara Colvin
    Assistant Director: Kyle Taubken
    Director of Photography: Crynma Jang
    Supervising Sound Editor: Mike Patterson
    Editor: Cory Carpenter
    Visual Efects: Ziye Liu
    Executive Producers: Jayne Eastman and Bill Gangi
    Producer: Kristen Hall
    Writers: Alexander Gangi and Kristen Hall
    Director: Alexander Gangi
  • Process:
  • Wireframe / Hand-Drawn Illustration / Digital Painting
  • "Until The Dust Settles" – First Official Teaser
  • You can watch the first trailer for the film below.

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