Art Appreciation Moment of the Day: Eric Tan


After yesterday’s retro styled posters for Disney/Pixar’s UP!, I had a yearning for other retro art.  It didn’t take me long to find Eric Tan’s work for the Indiana Jones series, which will blow your mind.  Take the jump for Eric’s comments, and the final design.

Here’s the completed Temple of Doom poster. I ended up adding a bunch of elements that tied it more into the Raiders poster such as the logo, the limited color scheme, the large ‘head’ in the upper right, the little ‘filmed in color’ banner, and the action scene at the bottom right. I figured these changes would make a more cohesive series in the end. Throughout the design process, I constantly move things around to find that balance. Short Round and Willie moved from right to left, top to bottom, and I even seperated them where she was on the upper right and he was at the bottom where the mine cars are. After all these years, I still don’t get it right the first, or second, or third, or even fourth time. And that is why I’m an alcoholic!

I want to get these prints, but unfortunately, they are $150 each or $290 with frame.

via Eric Tan