Author: Mikoy Fernandez
The beautifully unsettling but intriguing poster of Perci Intalan’s latest film entitled “Livescream” was just revealed by The Ideafirst Company and VIVA. The poster features three characters facing the viewer screaming but with camera lenses replacing their mouths with blood dripping. One could deduce from the poster design (and title) that this is going to be a horror flick with a technological angle.
And just days prior, the updated poster of ABS-CBN’s action-series Darna was released. The crucial difference being that Jane De Leon is now on the poster, sporting the full Darna outfit.
What’s the common denominator between the two? Both were designed by highly regarded graphic designer Justin Besana.
Just in case you didn’t know, Justin Besana is also the man behind the posters of “The Broken Marriage Vow” starring Jodi Sta. Maria, “Love In 40 Days” starring Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte, the PH adaptation of “Flower of Evil” starring Piolo Pascual and Lovi Poe, and many more hit shows and blockbuster movies.
In a Tatler Asia feature dated February of this year, Justin talked about the art of making posters and why it matters especially now that streaming is playing a much bigger role in the distribution of movies and shows. Check it out here: Tatler Asia: Justin Besana
The next time a new movie or show comes out and the poster is revealed, try to find out who designed the poster. Who knows, you might just be looking at another beautiful artwork by Mr. Besana himself.
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