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Project Brief 2- movie poster- Wizard of Oz by ScarlettArcher Project Brief 2- movie poster- Wizard of Oz by ScarlettArcher
Class Brief:

Take a movie, transform it into something different. Design a masthead, poster, brochure, and other promotional piece (I decided on a trailer webpage).

Theme: Oz is now more about the men, than Dorothy. The poster symoblizes the Scarecrow (brain) Tin Man (heart) and Lion (spine).

New Synopsis:
The Wizard of Oz is a dark, wicked tale remake of the 1939 original. The Great and Power Oz is a myth, a legend, in the city of Emerald. Everyone knows someone who has been hunted by him, everyone knows someone that could be him.
Dorothy Gale arrives in Emerald after falling asleep on the bus and missing her stop and after a while realises that there is something very unusual and unsafe about the city. The only way she can get a ticket home is to buy one off Oz, the man who runs the black market, alone and in secret.
On the way she meets Mr Scarecrow, Mr Tin Man and Mr Lion who all need something from the wizard.

Those glass tubes were a bastard to make, especially with so many shitty Photoshop glass tutorials out there. But I did it! Oh yes my pretties, I did.

Stock used from DA:

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*Edit: Wow thanks everyones for your comments + :+fav:'s! It seems this is my most popular deviation. I really appreciate the support :) I have decided to deploy 'project novel-oz' and write it. Don't know if it'll be any good! But if it reads as well as the poster looks then I think we're all good to go!

*2nd Edit: Daily Deviation! I am so honoured!! I can't tell you how grateful I am :)

If you want to see the rest of the project completed (including brochure etc) please check it out my website [link]
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Daily Deviation

Given 2010-06-21
The concept and designing of Project Brief 2- movie poster by *ScarlettArcher is nothing short of outstanding. Enjoy! ( Featured by Lilyas )
GotIt2 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
LOOL I love the backbone xD Very clever 
Brilliant-Steampunk Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would, without a doubt in my mind, go see this movie!
Alixqt Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this a real book?
vlot16 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good... but I think the space in between the brain and the others is a little odd... although I guess that goes to show that the wizard couldn't give Dorothy what she wanted out of a glass tube? Cool story line but I like L. Frank Baum's the best
CaptainDFW Featured By Owner Edited Dec 14, 2014
I suspect Mister Baum would strongly approve.
MancatDesign Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
This is wickedly cool! I would watch it.
TazerJMarks Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Filmographer
The the Courier barges in and finds that its only the think tank with his brain, heart, and spine!
Come on why has no one said this? that whole mission was based of the Wizard of oz.
Neilhawk Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013

I like it:


Scarecrow: Brain (easy)

Tin Man: Heart (easy)

Lion: Spine aka courage (very clever. took me a

second to guess)


well done, this would be a fun film to see. I wonder

who would be cast.

benamon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Inspired! amazing piece of art and love the story behind it, great re imagining.
DragonWitch1469 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Its kind of...............creepy.
Garobin4 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! This is so awesome!
LottieDance Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG I really want to see the rest of the project, but I can't find it on your website D:
SeverelyLupine Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
That is way, way cool. Love the concept, love the execution. I would so totally see a movie based on nothing but this poster. The only thing I would change is that I'd have left the pelvis out, so it's just the spine.
LukeMill Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
I love this. Such a good concept.
TimothyMably Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Writer
Just rewatched the movie! Forgot how much I loved it. I see what you did there with backbone :)
Akatix Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This right here is brilliance! Before i read the artist comments I completely believed that it was a legitimate movie coming up, and i immediately thought "I NEED to see this!" Well done.
codycreed Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012   Interface Designer
OMG! What is it?
codycreed Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012   Interface Designer
i don't know but i like this design :)
ANDREU-T Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
OMFG!! Only one word: LOL!
RingosGirl64 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MY DEAR LORD O.O... I love this! :D
ckenyon1964 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
I just peed in my pants a little. Genius.
AntonyC Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Did I not comment on this work of genius?

You're a great artist!
Vulpixtwo Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
CapcomWarrior Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Brilliant decision on making courage be represented as a spine. I always wondered how someone would put something like that in a physical form.
Nosferatu-Dude Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Now, I'm an Oz purist. As I type this, I'm looking at the centennial of Baum's book, and on the shelf to my left is the big collectors box-set of the '39 movie. I've read the books, I've seen the movies, I've gone through off-shoots and adaptations and reimaginings aplenty.

All that said? You've got a brilliant idea, and if you are indeed writing it as a novel, I'll read it.
jokthejoker Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Seraphartman Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
I really love this take on the Wizard of Oz. The look, atmosphere, font all of it is really impressive
AntonyC Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
That is so effing awesome I might cry.
Totally deserves a DD!

I love the twist on the subject matter and how images scream their meaning without being obvious.
I also love how there's a space left for one more. Who could that be I wonder... teeheehee.

Very well done, babe! :clap:

Oh yes, YES! -Do write this up! Send it to Tim Burton!
twistedangel0 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really unique.
avenzard Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
llToyBoxll Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Student
mmmm, lovely~
Oiyuki Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
That actually sounds like it would make an awesome movie. You should get it made.
BlossoMage Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
That tagline really gives this concept multi-directional potential.
GVAR-Photography Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010   General Artist
that is amazing i love it!
i love the text the grunge texture suits the piece well.
The-Bashman Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome :)
SimiZeko Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
Really cool.
Congrats on the DD. ^^
bydetn18 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That poster is just freakin awesome. Lov it!
wislingsailsmen Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
i like it and did you hear their really remaking it and its suppost to be darker but still for kids kinda like the labrynth
shinobi-lycanthrope Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool idea. they should do a film about this.
rawien Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the concept of this!! Nicely done! =)
rocket-soda Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010   Digital Artist
This is divine, and the concept is fantastic. I'd love to see this as a real film!
AvtarSSD Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
This is pretty amazing.
EilonwySedai Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
This looks great as always! <3
bobomomobobo Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
muy macabro pero genial
omni6us Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Really incredible concept. Don't ever let this get into the hands of anyone in Hollywood... They'd get someone like Tim Burton to destroy it. ;)
NandoLuc Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really got impressed... That's just, just, "wonderfully" wonderful, if there is sucha thing... Congrats...
halo-zero Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Student Interface Designer
what font did you use for the title? i want it! nice job on the glass tubes too! I like the concept like they've been stolen from the scarecrow, lion, and tin-man. interesting interpretation. I'd see it if it existed!
Snitch-killa Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
Great Work ! but what font is that ?
kevsterman Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its a great poster. Makes me want to go straight out and watch the movie!
Funky-P3t3 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you are to make a novel, I would love to be one of the firsts to read it!
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