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LWLies Sixties Presents… Lilies of the Subject reimagined

Phil Poole’s graphic rendering of this enduring Sidney Poitier drama is the most recent poster in our partnership with 99designs by Vistaprint.

LWLies Sixties is a part of #99DaysOfDesign, from 99designs by Vistaprint. Take a look at the primary, second, third and fourth posters within the collection and uncover extra at 99designs.com

Sidney Poitier famously received his sole Academy Award for his lead flip in 1964’s Lilies of the Subject, making him the primary African-American to obtain one of many two prime performing Oscars. Watching the movie at the moment, it’s simple to see why he was recognised by his friends again then – as travelling odd-job man Homer Smith Poitier delivers a masterclass in performing from the primary second he seems on display screen.

Persevering with our partnership with 99 Days of Design, a celebration of the facility of design from 99designs by Vistaprint, Floridian designer Phil Poole has created a daring graphic poster for director Ralph Nelson’s timeless story of religion and therapeutic within the southwestern United States.

Poole says of the mission, “My favourite factor about ’60s design is the way in which minimalism was used to create such strikingly memorable imagery. A complete plot could possibly be implied utilizing only a few easy traces, shapes and colours – very spectacular, and difficult to try.

“With no preconceived concepts concerning the design surrounding the movie, I used to be free to observe it for the primary time and be impressed by the movie itself fairly than a design I had seen earlier than. I started with three very totally different concepts: A poster celebrating the previous couple of years of the black-and-white movie period, one which resembled a small offset lithography print that was enlarged to poster measurement, and one which seemed hand-painted with ink.

“I believe the ink concept got here collectively the very best, with the distinction of the poster reflecting the contrasting characters within the movie. The imagery and textual content work collectively seamlessly to create a singular piece that’s easy, but visually arresting.”

Take a look at the opposite LWLies Sixties posters and discover out extra about 99designs by Vistaprint at 99designs.com

Printed 30 Jun 2021

Tags: Lilies of the Subject LWLies Sixties Sidney Poitier Vistaprint

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