Well the ladies and gentlemen at Vice kindly asked me to say a few words about designing exploitation posters among other things and they rather optimistically titled it... Getting rich drawing guns and tits
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My name is Tom Hodge, aka The Dude Designs, freelance art director, designer and illustrator of key art for film.
My aim with my design/illustration work is to bring back the lost magic of film poster and video cover art. To paint, illustrate and hand assemble images which have personality, that invoke those memories and emotions you used to get when you held a video box in your hand or stared with amazement and curiosity at an illustrated movie poster. To create iconic images, to capture that style and excitement which first inspired me and many others to paint, draw and design and made us love movies even more!!
Now more than ever is the time to step away from the standardised photo compositions and floating heads of modern poster art, we need explosions, exploitation and helicopters!!!
So if you feel the same I'm available for commissions, freelance work - feel free drop me an email on: