Warner Bros. "Demolition Man"

Project Overview

This poster was made in 1992, on a MacIIfx, in Photoshop (before layers). A custom photoshop filter was created to give the image an overall "hi-tech" echo effect. Also designed a custom typeface with 3 weights that was used for signage and other promotional items. This project began with quick black and white "sketches", and using the "undo" button a lot to build up a layered effect. The bus shelters and billboards (single actor) images have the names of the artists hidden in the type overlay.

Film Synopsis

In 1996, Los Angeles has warlords ruling over sections of the city. Simon Phoenix (Wesley Snipes) one of the most violent, is apprehended by L.A.P.D. officer John "Demoltion Man" Spartan (Sylvester Stallone). During the arrest, Spartan, goes against orders and 30 innocent people are found dead. Phoenix and Spartan are each incarcerated in a "cryoprison", which keeps its prisoners cryonically frozen in suspended animation. While thawed for his parole hearing in 2032 Phoenix escapes and resumes his murderous rampage in a crime free society. In desperation they turn to Spartan to help recapture Phoenix. Spartan and his partner, and later sweetheart, Lenina Huxley (Sandra Bullock), attempt to stop Phoenix from rebuilding his criminal empire in a San Angeles ill-equipped to resist it.