This self-initiated project stemmed from my love of The Man with No Name Trilogy. Spaghetti Westerns, aptly named for their Italian directors, made a bit of a resurgence in the early 2010s after a couple Neo-western releases graced the screens of cinemas. Namely, No Country for Old Men, and the remake of True Grit by the Coen Brothers. Spurred by the beautiful cinematography and wide-open landscapes portrayed in these movies, I designed a poster that captures the essence of these images.
Taking the inspirations of the Spaghetti Western, I believed that the Man with No Name could be recognized by his shape alone. The hat, the poncho, even when broken down into its most basic shapes, can still be recognizable.
© Jeremy Burns 2023