Illustrator Jonathan Burton
was commissioned to produce artwork for the 2013 Film Awards tickets and brochure covers. We asked Jonathan to interpret the five Best Film nominees; Argo, Les Misérables, Life Of Pi, Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty. The brochures were given to all attendees on the night and form a collectable set.
Jonathan Burton: Conceptual Commentary
I wanted to capture a ‘narrative moment’ within the films without copying a direct scene. The first stage was noting down the key moments and then creating a new angle, while trying to incorporate the themes of the story. This was a way to stay loyal to the characters and settings but show a broader picture that represents the whole.
As inspiration I’m drawn to photographs that leave the subjects’ identities a mystery. It seemed appropriate for these illustrations to show the characters within their settings from behind or above, which allows us to ‘see’ what they are seeing.
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