One Sheet: The Godfather Poster, Re-imagined

To help promote the re-release in cinemas of The Godfather later this month, The Big Picture editor asked a select group of students at the University of the West of England’s celebrated graphic design course to have a crack at re-designing the film poster to connect with a new audience. The simple brief asked students to avoid using elements which appeared on the original poster (so gone are the puppet strings, cat and Brando’s face in profile) but still retain the movie’s brooding themes. Here we present a few choice submissions.

/ David Gibson
Age / 21
Poster Title / Succession

Jono-Lewarne---Godfather-PosterName / Jono Lewarne
Age / 22
Poster Title / The Fight for Power


Name / Lewis Rowley
Age / 21
Poster Title / What you get out of it depends on how you play it



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, Gabriel's earliest cinematic memory was believing a man could fly in Richard Donner's original (and best) Superman. Following numerous failed attempts at pursuing a career as a caped crusader (mild vertigo didn't help), he subsequently settled down into the far safer – but infinitely less exciting – world of editorial design. A brief stint at the Independent newspaper in London sharpened his skills but cemented his desire to escape the big smoke forever, choosing to settle in the west country. He set up the arts and culture magazine 'Decode' in 2003 and currently edits and art directs the Big Picture magazine. When asked by mates what his favourite film is he replies The Big Lebowski while when in the presence of film afficianados he goes all poncy and says Fellini's 8 1/2.

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