Death With a Smile Poster

Death is a topic that typically evokes feelings of sadness or fear. However, the Mumedi Mexican Museum of Design called for a different approach to represent death through the theme, “To Death With a Smile.” For this graphic design poster contest, the concept of pulling a skull out of a magician’s hat developed from the idea that death is quite the hat trick, and you never know how you are going to go out. The photography with dramatic lighting and Photoshop manipulation elicits the unsettling feeling of death, while involving the concept of the hat trick to create a cohesive piece centralized around dark humor.

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