Cobra Kai Needs You Screenprint Poster
- Client: Bunbury Creative
- Skills: Illustration, Poster Design
“Cobra Kai Needs You!” is an illustrated 18” x 24”, 5 colour, hand pulled screen-printed poster. Produced for the Gauntlet Gallery in San Francisco for their show “Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads: An Art Show Inspired By 80s Movies”.
The concept came about when I wanted to do a print based on the 1984 film “The Karate Kid” for the show, but not a straight-ahead alternative poster. Watching the film again I had the idea that the poster could be styled in the context of the film. I imagined this as a fictional poster in the arcade across the road from the dojo, in the context of the film. This would be a nice, playful angle for the composition, and would allow me to work in lots of references to the film. The 5-colour poster was screen-printed by hand, on 315 gsm heritage paper by Suki at the Print Block in Whitstable, Kent.