Featuring surf art by Christopher “Wing” King, this illustration is in full gross-out mode as it illustrates a mutant riff on Hanging Ten.
Inspired by Jim Phillips’ classic Screaming Hand image for Santa Cruz, I offer my own tribute to an amazing legacy in surf and skate art.
I recently had the pleasure of designing a new logo for the London-based, vintage make-up and hair styling specialists Deco Dolls.
A collection of portrait illustrations representing some of the most beautiful faces of the screen, including Ava Gardner, Marilyn Monroe and Greta Garbo, they define the Hollywood Goddess.
Gordano Home Front are a group of history enthusiasts who recently approached me to design a war-time inspired logo for their new website.
Illustrator Christopher King offers his take on the Legend movie poster, paying homage to the classic 80s fantasy from Ridley Scott.
The Midnight Caller – Vintage Pulp Paperback Art by Christopher King
Brand new movie poster illustration by Chris King for the classic Leslie Nielson comedy The Naked Gun. From the files of Police Squad!
If the living dead riding a skateboard wasn’t enough, how about wakeboarding? Continuing my series of illustrations for the upcoming extreme sports brand Live Over Board, i’d like to introduce you to the Wakeboarder of the living dead! For those who missed my previous post, this is the second in a series for the Florida based company currently developing a range a Zombie themed T-shirts that will hit the beaches very soon. I was thinking that I should name this guy for the next one, instead of just calling him Zombie. Any ideas? Below are a few shots of the original brush, pen and ink work. For more information on my process click here to read my post on the Skateboarder illustration where I talk about it in more detail. All…
Ever wondered what a zombie on a skateboard might look like? Coming soon to a T-Shirt near you is my brand new illustration for Live Over Board, an up-and-coming extreme sports company based in Jacksonville, Florida! I was commissioned to produce this illustration as part of their new range of T-Shirts covering all aspects of extreme sports starting with the good old Skateboard. Followers of my work might see similarities to my old ‘Skate or Die’ image (see slide show below), and they’d be right. The folks at Live Over Board approached me after spotting the illustration and asked if it was available to license for use on T-Shirts. It was, but I offered to re-draw it for them as i’d never been happy with…
John Huston’s Classic Key Largo gets an Alternative Movie Poster Illustration by Christopher King. I’m a big fan of John Huston’s noir classic Key Largo so it was an easy choice to start the new year with this poster illustration. This was inked by hand with brush and pen, mostly as separate parts and brought together and coloured in Photoshop. More details about the making of below; Some notes on my process; My poster designs always start with a series of thumbnail sketches in which i’ll begin to think about the basic layout of the poster. Once happy with the thumbnail i’ll search my books and the internet for suitable reference photography of the actors, in this case Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Edward G. Robinson. From…
As a follow up to my The Good, The Bad And The Ugly poster, I bring you… 12 Angry men. The two versions on show here (one portrait and one landscape) were hand drawn with pen, brush and ink, scanned into Photoshop and assembled to fit my pre-planned layouts. Extra texture elements are added last on separate layers. See below for a little work in progress slide-show. Comments are always welcome.