british higher school of art and design

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The series of promo posters for Moscow-based art school are filled with the Hogwarts-inspirated mythology and punctuated by connections to the fine art of the past. Truth be told, we felt incredibly witty making those visual links and turning the romantic hero of Fragonard's peice “The Swing” into a narcissistic chap doing a selfie

At some point we realised we had to think of the recurring character to link our posters together even more tightly. What at first was the 15 minutes of fame for our very own Andy Warhol on just one poster later became a “Where’s Wally” style story. Find ’em all!

Even though Quentin Tarantino replaced Andy on this one, there’s still a bit of Campbell’s lover left (hint: Quentin’s shadow doesn’t look like Quentin's one, right?). We also paid our tribute to Jo Nesbø’s “Snomannen” (“Snowman”) here. Literally

This poster is a clear homage to David Hockney’s “A Bigger Splash”. Since it’s considered that the main attraction of the original painting is the mystery jumper we decided to list all the suspects: a mermaid, a curvy girl with flippers, a perescope dude and once again Andy Warhol among others


Deliverables: illustration for posters exuding deep love and care for details as well as neat typography