The posters of Laurent Durieux are perfected treatments of vintage style with a modern clean feel. The typography, illustration, layout and execution of each subject is impeccable, taking one back in time to the golden era of super-saturated screen prints with luscious depth. He works exclusively in Photoshop after a rough pencil sketch.
To truly appreciate the finite detail within each image, go to his website and click on the poster. A very large version will pop up, enabling the viewer a great inspection. We have posted a detail of one of the helicopters from his Felix poster, below, just to get you started…
Most of Durieux’s images, whether they are based on movie monsters, Charlie Brown characters, or streamlined emerald skyscrapers in the Land of Oz, begin as pencil sketches. “Once I’m satisfied with the general idea,” he says, “I start drawing on the computer. I used to do everything by hand, but I couldn’t get the sort of details and nuances I get working in digital. Once the digital drawing is finished, I do the shadings and, most importantly, I get rid of all the black outlines. When you get rid of that outline, the comic-book feel, of which I’m so enamored, disappears, and the image suddenly becomes something else.” – Via Collectors Weekly
LINK – to Laurent’s website
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