Not exactly the most innovative piece of research I know (I found it on The Guardian website), but ladies and gentlemen I give you Austrian graphic designer Exergian and his very pleasing alternative poster designs for popular US drama series. Like Olly Moss’s graphic film posters, these posters aim to capture something of the essence of the shows in one very graphic, witty image.
My favourite is the design for the series Mad Men, which, and forgive the pun, has been distilled down to one glass of whisky. If you’ve watched the show you’ll know that everyone drinks like a fish, even at work, so the choice of a whisky glass is apt (..might also have been a cigarette for that matter).
Also clever is the poster referencing the table outside Satriale’s deli where Tony Soprano conducts his business meetings, and of course the ‘voice’ of K.I.T from Knightrider:
There’s 43 of these posters, all available to buy from Blanka at £50 each. So if anyone wants to get me an early Christmas present…