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December 2, 2007
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Sweeney Todd Poster Contest by MelissaFindley Sweeney Todd Poster Contest by MelissaFindley
My humble submission for the Sweeney Todd Poster Contest.

I'm a long time fan of the musical, (I did a huge project on it for school some twelve years ago, and performed "A little priest" rather badly in drama class, along with a friend). I'm also a Tim Burton fan, and a Johnny Depp fan, and a Helena Bonham Carter fan... so the movie was sort of like a dream team come true. Participating in the contest seemed like a foregone conclusion.

I thought about painting this from scratch, which some of you might think is my only talent ;). But it IS a movie poster, and while a painted poster would be different, I didn't think it was appropriate.

Done in Adobe Photoshop CS2. All images are from the approved contest zip file. I somewhat recreated the logo: the logo was not included in the list of approved images, and I'd hate to be disqualified based on a technicality, so I stuck as close to it as I could... not having access to the official fonts, colors or vector files. I would think that it's possible they didn't want us to use it because they'd rather add it to whatever winning design gets published. That's fair enough. If (unlikely) mine were to win, I still have the .psd and can delete my logo version, if needed.

In my head, I called this poster "The Sharp Edge of Madness."

P.S. What do you know?... I can photomanip. :D
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SSJ4Truntanks Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
"At last my arm is complete again" Sweeney Todd.
SweeneyToddFan4 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
I really really LOVE this picture. It is so amazing; you did a really great job! I love how it shows the center of everything for Sweeney is his "friends," but it shows the other characters in the shattered glass because they have so much of an impact on the plot and his life. The addition of him looking in the broken mirror in the background is amazing too - it shows the fact that he's not only blood-thristy, but also just plain sad ...I can't describe how much I freaking LOVE this picture! Lol it is my new favorite (: I want it as a huge poster on my wall more than anything!!!
JBWandANHforever Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
This is so amazing!
DeviantHuntress Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
OMG i live by that rule ^^
never forget ; never forgive
people that are forgiven just come back to back stab you >.<
a7xerfoREVer Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Unique poster! Me likes!
THEMADHATTER1995 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love it ^^
xticklemeemox6 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
LE GASP!!!!!!! this is amazing. i would vote for this in a poster contest =]
igikbuang Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
taga asa ka idol??
KitakLaw Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, this looks really epic - I kinda wish it WAS the actual movie poster!
wyndsaer Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
i Love it!
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