Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Biao in Action

This was a quick little cover piece I did for a magazine highlighting the 1990s work of Hong Kong action star Yuen Biao. The main image is from 1987's EASTERN CONDORS per my client's request, but the inset images are all from his later work, made during the decline of the film industry. 

To differentiate the films profiled inside, I rendered the smaller images of Biao in a graphic flat style, with a limited blue/orange color palette and popped them out of a strip of 35mm film.

Next time, we return to the IN THE LINE OF DUTY series with impressive new-comer Cynthia Khan.

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Magnificent Michelle

The overdue appreciation of the work of actress MICHELLE YEOH continues in the US and UK, with the re-release of her 1987 actioner MAGNIFICENT WARRIORS. The period action adventure gave more than a passing nod to the exploits of one Indiana Jones. And therefore, my packaging took inspiration from that same source as well. It really was a missed opportunity to have her team up with the good doctor for an adventure or two. Although not playing an archeologist, Yoeh brings her own sensibilities to the roving adventurer archetype. She can more than hold her own in a fight. With fists, feet or her handy rope dart. And, more importantly, she knows how to LAND a plane.

The booklet cover (below) solely focused on Michelle in her defense posture. I actually did the art a few months before I even knew my client was going to release the film. Just as a fun exercise. 

Yuen Biao gets a retro retrospective... and a magazine cover

That's next time.