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Seven Samurai Movie Poster by Grinning-Oni Seven Samurai Movie Poster by Grinning-Oni
This is a movie poster for my poster design class. It's for Seven Samurai obviously, which is a spectacular movie (if you haven't seen it go do it, do it now). It suffers some being shrunk down to fit on a screen, I think it looks best at it's full size of 20"x30". I'm happy with it and for once the Prof. didn't have anything to nitpick about.
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Riderboy1 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Student Writer
I've finally seen Seven Samurai; well, half of it! It's the only other Kurosawa movie that I've seen other than the Hidden Fortress, which was th inspiration for Star Wars!
TheCrazyLeviathan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Very good, very artisticGiggle and funny
Tomatobat Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
How could one purchase a full size 20"x30" seven samurai print from you?
NabilStevieg Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
ZenDDavis Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
After having seen the film, this just kind of makes me melancholy.
arakee Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
i saw the thumbnail and added to my fav.. Kikuchiyo sigh!!!
pikajane Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
love the limited palette!!!

I must ask--where did you go to school? I wish my art school had a poster design class!
EdgardOliva Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Excellent concept!!! :D
My favorite movie!
EvilKing-Ganondorf Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
LOVE that movie...and, nice poster. :) the text looks slightly odd... o.o

Kikuchiyo= SWAG
G1toons Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Filmographer
great job, really like what you did, one of the all time greatest movies
WillyRead Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this design!
Blank-mange Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
spot on
shemsham Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
This poster makes me smile every time I see it. Beautiful and sleek!
LordPendragonOfCaria Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Brilliant, just like the movie :D

LOL at Kikuchiyo there in the back ^^
thirteenth-Capricorn Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Student General Artist
XD nicely done! I love how simple it is.
ReiZernan Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
nice poster,great movie, I like how you emphasized that Kikuchiyo's sword is longer than the others, I think its called a no-dachi
anubiscanubis Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
This my favorite movie of akira kurosawa
jokthejoker Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
spectroseven Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
aeofan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
Teehee at Mifune :P
Liquidtiki Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to say nice work.... I like the idea of the poster, but like t2dtk, the text is off, it just doesn't fit the feel of it.... Also I think it would be great if there was another scene of the film portrayed artfully at a 10% opacity to put some texture into the black... make the negative space work to add more context... but otherwise nice work.
Johagen Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Hey i love the poster. Seven Samurai is one of my all time favorite films. I was wondering if you were selling the poster. I would love to have a copy of it for my collection.

Joe R.
Grinning-Oni Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
I'm glad you like it. It is a spectacular film, really inspiring.

Unfortunately I don't have the poster available for sale, in fact, the original hi-res file is on a cd, buried in a box, buried in a pile of boxes, on roughly the opposite side of the planet from me, so it's probably not going to become available in the near future. Sorry. :(
Lokiasenna Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
I freaking love this movie! great poster
GinsengLag Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
I love Mifune in the back ^_^ I'm doing a poster of him right now.
unknowncartoonslover Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Me and other Kurosawa fans were discussing all kinds of Seven Samurai fanart on this forum here:
and it looks like everybody including me likes your poster very much. I thought you should know. So thank you and congrats on making a great picture.
Grinning-Oni Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Thank you, I am really happy you all like it.
RedVetch Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
That poster is FANTASTIC! Wow. Thank you!
Rydenbreeze Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Student Digital Artist
sexy design.
Rear-Admiral Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009   Photographer
Reminds me of the album art for Abbey Road... I love the minimalistic style and the fact that Kikuchiyo is still being Kikuchiyo, the triangle that he is.
radibioinfo Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
featured here [link]

:) simple, but super
Grinning-Oni Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
Wow, I'm flattered that you chose to include my poster with such a gorgeous selection of work.

Made my day. :)
radibioinfo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it was minimalistic with great choice of color. i am not an expert, but i love design... :)
PiroFox Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
I love that movie!!

good poster
kal-the-ronin Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
One of these things is not like the other...cause he's a farmer! (nah he's a samurai on the inside)
Galahad87 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
Wow, this is an awesome poster, for one of my very favorite films. What struck me the most about it was the "Reservoir Dogs" vibe it gave me. I actually heard "Little Green Bag" playing on my head when I first saw it!

If you added a cool tagline, it'd be perfect to hang that in a screening room.
PowerRing1 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
Absolutely brilliant poster design for my favorite movie of all time. You capture the attitude and mannerisms of Mifune's character Kikuchiyo beautifully.
Grinning-Oni Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
thanks for the kind words. :)
hapajedi Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Professional Filmographer
i love it!
TenMenStrong Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
I love how simple the image is, and I can't help but grin over little Toshiro Mifune with his big sword and huge walk.

This really should be a revival poster or a DVD cover.
Grinning-Oni Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
very kind of you to say. :)
Migueberto Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
wow, this is really good, I like the way you did the samurais, and the mix of orange and black make the image look more powerful, great job buddy you surely deserve an A =D
dkstelo Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
it is a great movie... kurosawa rules!!!
Geisterfaust Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Apart from the choice of font, this is brilliant. Simple, effective and absolutely fitting of the movie. :)
MarkArandjus Featured By Owner May 21, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I love how simple it looks at first sight :D

Totally love it, color, composition, shapes, style.

I just don't think the font's appropriate and I would use a capital S, but that's the least important part of the poster =D
The-Loiterer Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
Awesome, Great Job!
Onoskal Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
Kikuchiyo sure stands out :) Fits him well XD
I love the movie too.
Darksamu Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Very awesome movie. I love your choice for colors, and the characters look awesome.
adriansyah Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
i love this movie so much
nice poster! :thumbsup:
X3HN Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2006
I like this movie. I bought it 3 months ago. This pic is great!
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