Little White Lies is a bi-monthly, independent movie magazine across the pond in good ole London, England that features cutting edge writing, illustration and photography to get under the skin of cinema. Their latest poster project is for Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Only God Forgives“, starring Ryan Gosling and Kristin Scott Thomas.
Here is the challenge that they issued to their readers: We’re asking LWLies readers to design an alternative theatrical poster for Only God Forgives. We’re looking for the most interesting and unique designs, something that captures the tone of the film. You can use as much or as little text as you like but try to include the film’s title.
Kick it up a notch and turn in your best work because all entries will be judged by director Nicolas Winding Refn, who will pick one winner and two runners-up. The overall winner will receive a one-year subscription to LWLies plus a print of their design signed by Refn!
If you don’t know about the movie, here is a synopsis and trailer. The trailer is riveting and oozes Nicolas Winding Refn’s brilliant signature style. Julian (Ryan Gosling) runs a Thai boxing club as a front for a drugs operation. He has everything he wants for and is respected in the criminal underworld though, deep inside, he feels empty. When Julian’s brother murders a prostitute the police call on retired cop Chang – the Angel of Vengeance (Vithaya Pansringarm). Chang allows the father to kill his daughter’s murderer, then ‘restores order’ by chopping off the man’s right hand. Julian’s mother Jenna (Kristin Scott Thomas) – the head of a powerful criminal organization – arrives in Bangkok to collect her son’s body. She dispatches Julian to find his killers and ‘raise hell’. Increasingly obsessed with the Angel of Vengeance, Julian challenges him to a boxing match, hoping that by defeating him he might find spiritual release… but Chang triumphs. A furious Jenna plots revenge and the stage is set for a bloody journey through betrayal and vengeance towards a final confrontation and the possibility of redemption.(Midnight Marauder)
CLICK HERE to get the rules for the contest but hurry up. It ends August 2 so the clock is ticking!