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The Exorcist poster by markwelser The Exorcist poster by markwelser
Ahh..the Exorcist. I saw this when I was younger and thought it was boring. Boring??! What the hell was wrong with me? It's now one of my favorite horror flicks.

UPDATE: Changed around some fonts (again) and removed studio logos.

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Rainbow-Crash1212 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Artist
looked at this many times...just got it...the stairs....
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markwelser Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Ha! I intended it to be obvious. Oh well.
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Ptrope Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant concept - the staircase is so iconic now that it instantly creates the mood, and the cross is both subtle and effective in the composition. Bravo!
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markwelser Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Thanks a lot.
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pickled-punk Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
The stairs and the cross. Genius.
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markwelser Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Thanks so much. I tried to break the movie down to it's most basic elements and what I came up with was faith and descent. I'm glad this works for you!
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taliasparkle Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your posters are so awesome. This is such a great take on the themes of the movie.
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markwelser Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Thanks! I always saw the movie more of a story about a priest struggling with his faith rather than a story of a little girl possessed by evil.
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Pirlipat Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
i love this!!!!
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markwelser Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Glad to hear it! I made it for you!
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Pirlipat Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
:D
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bigoldtoe Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
I like the design but it doesn't really fit with the theme of the film. If I hadn't seen the film I'd think this was a poster for a comedy. Still really like it though :P
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Pirlipat Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
f you have not seen the movie, you cant understand what this means :D
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markwelser Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Yeah, that's fair. Is it just because of the jumbled font used for the logo, or are there other factors at work here? Initially, I used the original logo for the film, but went through all my designs and substituted them all for free fonts. Perhaps I was too hasty to convert this one and should have spent more time thinking about typography.

I appreciate the feedback! Thanks!
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bigoldtoe Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
I think it's mainly the font, it kind of gives off a B-Movie comedic feel, rather than a horrifically traumatising horror film about the demonic possession of a young girl :P
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markwelser Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Thanks for your opinion! I agree with you. I just changed the font again and I think it's sort of a mix between what I had and the original poster logo.
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bigoldtoe Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
That works :D Don't get me wrong, I loved the original design, but I think the reason it felt to me like it didn't work was because I know what the subject matter and content of the film is, so my brain couldn't make the link between the poster style and the film :P
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markwelser Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
No way, I'm glad you pointed it out to me. Once I saw what you were saying, I couldn't unsee it so it had to change. I've been busy trying to remove copyrighted logos from these and I guess I rushed through some of them and this one slipped by me. The last thing I want is crummy looking designs so thanks for bringing it to my attention! I really do appreciate it.
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LeviBoldock Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
I love your work, matey. Not a fan of The Exorcist, but this is a great poster.
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markwelser Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Not an Exorcist fan? Oh well. Glad you dig it all the same! Thanks!
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Claudia-R Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very well done, the Exorcist is one of the best horror movie who was made :)

PS: I used the texture from the link you gave me last day, it's exactly what I was looking for :)
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markwelser Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Glad the texture worked out for you! There's a bunch of other helpful textures on that site if you look around.
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Claudia-R Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes I saw, the site looks really nice :)
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