Fan-made posters are always worth a peek at and the ones created by California-based Khoa Ho are rather immaculately designed. The artist's use of silhouettes and negative space is a modern design aesthetic and rather pleasing on the eye, too.
The black and white is simple, yet perfect, as we see the richness of Ho's design that encapsulate instantly recognisable DC heroes Batman and Superman, as well as Marvel icons Iron Man, Spider-Man and Wolverine. What's more, the images embody so much about the past and present of each character as they serve as a visual accompaniment to depict their heritage and how they've turned out in hero form.
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The contrasts are perhaps the most striking aspects, as we see a towering Man of Steel and muscular, caped Dark Knight quite literally standing over their quaint, vulnerable pasts.
When asked about the inspiration for the pieces, Ho said: "Everyone has a memory, a past. It's the driving force behind all of our actions for our present, our future."
Ho's artwork is simple and clean, with a brief descriptive title of each character - Tony Stark's Iron Man, for example, is 'THE GENIUS'. But it's his use of negative space and layout that makes these truly stand out, with the depiction of 'Iron Man' looking particularly impressive.
My personal favourite, though, is Batman. The image of a young Bruce Wayne kneeling over the corpses of his murdered parents is a rather poignant and tragic depiction. It's also the catalyst that creates the caped hero, so plays a pinnacle role in the history of the character.
What do you think of these posters? Which is your favourite?
Mike likes to indulge in all genres, with a particular affinity for animation -- specifically Pixar. His favourite films include 'Toy Story', 'Lost In Translation', 'The Shining' and 'Jurassic Park'. For more thoughts on movies and other such frivolity, follow him on Twitter.
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