The Los Angeles Times talks to Chris Ware about his poster for the upcoming Laura Linney/Philip Seymour Hoffman movie, “The Savages:”
Did you come up with multiple designs, or was this the only one? Was the drawing you did the size of the poster, or was it blown up?
This was pretty much it, though the original design was much more literal and unforgiving, and it was actually through the suggestions of the studio that it got better. Not to speak pejoratively, but it’s been my experience that editorial and artistic guidance generally doesn’t always help something, but here such advice was quite helpful, and it made the final poster better. And, since you ask, while I usually draw with an eye toward reduction, here I drew the picture to be enlarged, so I had to be extra careful with my brush.