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Epilogue - Painted Movie Poster Art Series - Feature #3: “2001: A Space Odyssey” 50th Anniversary

- Aug 03, 2018 at 01:00PM
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Series Overview:
- Epilogue Art Series is a mixed-media series by artist Damon Kardon honouring classic horror/sci-fi films and the creative promotional art that was presented to the public at the time of their premiere dates. All films represented in this art series celebrate a milestone anniversary of the films’ release and the impact they have made on pop culture history.

Kardon has chosen specific films that influenced him over the years through their distinct tone, cinematography and direction. He is expressing his emotions felt from viewing each film through his art process, painting key images and colors that also represent the story of each film. Each poster design starts as a painting and then is manipulated in Photoshop.

As a kid who loved going to the movies (and also enjoyed the classic painted poster designs of Drew Struzan ), Damon has dreamed of bringing his art style into the world of interpretive movie posters. The term “Epilogue”, in film, represents the final scenes in which a recap or narrative of what happens to the characters is given. It can be represented in a montage, which is how Damon interprets these works he is creating.

Sneak Preview :
- Be sure to enhance your viewing/reading experience by watching the original movie trailer for 2001: A Space Odyssey, released on April 3rd,1968, via Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.


About the Painting:
- 2001: A Space Odyssey was released in theatres 50 years ago, on May 12th, 1968. Stanley Kubrick is one of my favourite all-time directors, and this is truly his masterpiece. The journey of Discovery 1, the mysteries of the Monolith, “Evil” Hal 9000, and the expanse of space shaped this science-fiction epic and every single space flick to come after. The cinematography and visual effects were light years ahead of its time.

My goal with this painting/poster design was to capture the main elements of the story and the amazing imagery into one singular vision. I am influenced by the artist Drew Struzan and always wondered how he would approach painting “2001”. This is one of my favourites and I hope I did this epic film justice. -Damon Kardon

Feature #3: “2001: A Space Odyssey”:
- Check out Damon’s creative process by scrolling through the photos below.



“2001: A Space Odyssey” - Original Poster Art from 1968:


The Series & Future Artwork:

- Coming up in Feature #4... “The Dark Knight”.
- Feature #2... “Rosemary’s Baby” 50th Anniversary
- Feature #1... “Christine” 35th Anniversary
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