Quentin Tarantino has personally selected the winning entries of a nationwide fan art creative brief celebrating the home entertainment release of Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood in the UK. The brief, to produce a 60s style poster for the ninth Tarantino film, was launched in tandem with artist community website PosterSpy, where entrants competed for a cash reward and the approval of the film’s esteemed director.
PosterSpy invited artists to create a poster evoking the style of 1969 and the golden era of Hollywood film posters of that era. Entrants were encouraged to draw on the film’s style and historical backdrop with a nod to the golden era of cinema and how film posters were put together in 1969, using main stars Brad Pitt (Cliff Booth), Leonardo Di Caprio (Rick Dalton) and Margot Robbie (Sharon Tate).
The winners as judged by Quentin Tarantino are…
1st place – Rico Jr
“So honored that my poster was chosen as the first place of the contest by Mr. Tarantino himself. The theme of Hollywood and cinema’s making through his latest film obviously echo in me and I wanted to propose something. A piece that stands out from the traditional models while retaining this retro vibe and bringing my minimalist touch to it.”
2nd place – Nuno Sarnadas
“I have been a Tarantino fan since “Pulp Fiction”, and this still is my favourite movie of all time. Tarantino’s definitely one of my favourite directors and having him pick my piece is something I would never expect in a million years. “Once Upon a Time…” is a wonderful piece of cinema, and it’s imagery is truly inspiring. For the piece I followed the brief’s hint and researched lots of posters from that time period. I just put together the elements I found worked together the best, and made a composition that would fit the late 1960’s in the most perfect way.”
3rd place – Pete Lloyd
“Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction came out when I was a teenager and were unlike anything I’d seen before. Along with True Romance (which I’ve seen so many times I could probably quote the dialogue back to you in its entirety!) these films made a huge impression on me and I’ve been a massive Tarantino fan ever since. So to have my poster chosen by the man himself is really special, a great honour. The brief provided solid art direction and I spent quite a lot of time studying iconic late sixties poster art by greats such as Robert McGinnis and Bob Peak for inspiration. With the floating vignettes, negative space, typography and spiral composition I did my best to evoke the feel of the period and setting in my own style.”
Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his long-time stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore.
The ninth film from the writer-director features “one of the greatest casts of all time” (Jake Hamilton, FOX TV ) —including Margot Robbie, Julia Butters, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Luke Perry, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern and Al Pacino—and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age. ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD is now available to download & keep and own on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD.