Pulp Fiction poster design process

  1. This August Whirlow Hall Farm in Partnership with Henry Boot are bringing Hollywood to Sheffield and inviting audiences to dive with us head first into one of the coolest films in cinema history. on August 10th they will be showing a summertime screening of the Quentin Tarantino cult classic ‘Pulp fiction’. They’ll have their largest screen yet at their pop up cinema event on a real working farm.

Slick, Sleek and effortlessly cool this film favourite will be accompanied by shakes, burgers, bar and jiving as a live rock n roll band aim to get the audience of movers and shakers in the mood before the film begins.

I first created film posters for the Farm for the Halloween Witches in the Woods showings in 2018. I was really pleased with the bold designs I created and the impactful marketing campaign they produced. When undertaking the design of the Pulp Fiction poster I wanted something equally impactful but reflecting of this cult classic film.

I wanted to create something eye catching, bold about more than just the film but capturing it straight away. I wanted it to be simple, stylish and bold. The first thing a Tarantino is though is cool, so cool the poster just had to be.

I toned down my chaotic colouring for abold but limited palate. The bright colours make the poster impactful and arty but the use of simple characters, black and whites and bold design make it classical cool. The patterns Nd colours are designed to invoke that retro Tarantino feel. The atomic Sputnik patterns invoke the 50s diner theme of the event taken for, the movie. The ‘Pulp Fiction’ title font references the original poster which in turn pays homage to vintage thriller fiction. Hence the film title.

The copy is short and snappy and the design translates well into half page formats for versatility in print distribution.

Find out more about the event and how to book tickets

at www.whirlowhallfarm.org/events/Pulp-Fiction