Tavis Coburn says that he is inspired by 1940s comic book art, the Russian avant-garde movement, and 50s and 60s print design.
Tavis created this set of five program covers for the 2010 BAFTA awards ceremony. The covers were based on the movies, ‘Avatar’, ‘An Education’, ‘Hurt Locker’, ‘Precious’, and ‘Up in the Air’. I think that it is the vintage feel mixed with the little modern elements that makes them work so well. Even for a movie like Avatar, with such an obviously modern look, he has managed to give it a classic feel.
© Tavis Coburn, 2011.