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Drive - Poster by mikehorowitz

/ ©2011-2016 mikehorowitz
EDIT: I've finally seen the movie. It's fantastic.

EDIT 2: If you'd like the high-res image file for free to print on your own, you can grab it right here:… (Link updated 03/13/2014)

But when you print it, be sure to e-mail me a photo ( or post a link to it here in the comments! I'd love to see it.

I still haven't seen the movie, but it's not gonna stop me from making my own poster.

Done for fun, as my half of an art jam with cool-slayer and some birthday art.

Oh, and inspired heavily from the brilliantly talented Olly Moss
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MeganekkoPlymouth241 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Student Interface Designer
This looks amazing. Love how you made a poster just as symbolic as the film was able to. :D
lewisdowsett Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
One of the best posters I've seen. Well done :D
GaliaPadPag Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Student General Artist
This is awesome! Took me two looks to get it, and its brilliant. good work.
soheilsal Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Student Filmographer
JSWoodhams Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome, I recently set up a website called 'Poster Spy' which is a social network/portfolio solution for poster artists and I'd love it if you could share your work with the other artists. 

Sign up here!
Dahlijo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I'm blown away man! amazing work!
crazy-madness Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist
i'm so gonna print this!

awesome man!
thanks =]
Doomaholic Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so awesome and creative... well done man!
sirstucco Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Why isn't this available as a print?!
mikehorowitz Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mostly legalities concerning the sale and distribution of unauthorized copyrighted work.

But the full hi-res file is available for you to download and print on your own!
nuke-vizard Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hello, you are featured here [link]
TheOfficialMPA Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
It looks like a hammer from far away :XD:
spookyjess Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
It's supposed to. There may be a very specific/graphic scene you're forgetting about. ;)
cbwastaken Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student
This is wicked! Love how it ties into the film
Cheese-Smoothie Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I really like this ^^, (though I haven't seen the movie yet, *pose of shame*)
fatlittlenick Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
that is so damn clever, nice!
minducadesign Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student
Man this goes to my wall. Good work.
lordcloud1 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Swordancer Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
BRILLIANT concept!!
mypooorbrain Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really really good!
Neilss1 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic !!
f1x-2 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Awesome poster
pinkertonfloyd Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
One word: Nice.
Kassis Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
I love the designe! Really, really great and clever :)
pio1976 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Super poster. Kudos!
Abandono Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
ha. So good! Well done!
Kaminarai Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oh my god. great concept.
escapeinsanity Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I first saw this linked at the TV Tropes page for Drive (which I absolutely enjoyed). This is really awesome, and the fact that you're letting us hang one in our room makes you awesome too!

Thanks! :)
giuliame Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I love this one man, good work!
leonardogsouza Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Hey mate, do you have that art for selling? A poster or something? A great friend of mine is crazy about this movie and his bday is coming up, I believe he would love that on a poster. Thanks!
leonardogsouza Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Hey mate, do you have that art for selling? A poster or something? A great friend of mine is crazy about this movie and his bday is coming up, I believe he would love that on a poster. Thanks!
IngloriousPaintings Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
That's marvelous!
kakao88 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
estevancarlos Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great job.
WillyRead Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of most genious movie posters i've seen!
Koriolander Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Great job. The design reminds me of the kind of posters Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, if you've heard of them, produces. Love the quality.
kamilmilka Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
i love the concept:) great work man
GregoryStephenson Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Great, considering you hadn't seen the film at the time. :lol:
saraswathi Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Deserves a DD. Its amazing!
mikehorowitz Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, ~saraswathi! But DD or not, I'm just happy so many people like it :aww:
BigYellowBiohazard Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hey Mike! This is some delicious work - a pinsharp idea distilled right down and beautifully realised. The skid marks are even photorealistic at first glance, which lends the whole thing a yummy (I might just go ahead and eat it now, get it over with) urgency. It rewards multiple looks, too: the headlights, the hands on the wheel, even the gorgeous rendering of the title...damn.

If I had one note, it would be that the treatment of the tagline slightly rubs me up the wrong way - it needs to stay as it's so linked to the image, but it seems to me to be crowding out your illustration and throwing off the balance a little. I would, perhaps, reduce the size of the credits a smidge, and shunt everything down to create a little extra space at the top where the tagline can go. I might liberate Gosling's name from the tarmac, or get rid of him altogether...I'm quibbling, though. You've made something very, very sexy indeed. :D Great job. :+fav: and :+devwatch: for you.
mikehorowitz Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
=D Thanks, Nick! I really appreciate the feedback. It's very constructive and I know exactly what you're talking about.

It could definitely benefit from a little breathing room in some areas, and some elements could easily be removed altogether. But at this point, instead of trying to rework it and play with it a little more, I'll apply it to future posters. Sometimes, I get so immersed in a project that it's hard for me to look at it as objectively as possible or with a fresh set of eyes. That being said, I love hearing back from other people!

(Also, you've got a wicked gallery, too, so consider yourself :+devwatch:'d!)
BigYellowBiohazard Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're welcome. I'm no stranger to viewers asking for revisions myself, and I always figure I made a choice (even if it's not a great one) for a reason - which is why most of the time I'm loath to change work once it's published. So I know where you're coming from, believe me. If we can learn and improve, we're doing something right. Let me repeat "this illustration kicks seven shades of ass, so be proud", thank you for the gracious watch, and I'll bugger off. :D
mikehorowitz Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, no problem, man! :aww: And thanks again for the feedback!
neverdying Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very, very creative and well done :) :+fav:
3ftDeep Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
I have to say, this is one of the best 'alternative / minimalist' posters I've seen. I love everything about it; composition, subject, colours, everything.
The art of this kind of image is, as I've said somewhere before, concept & execution; thinking of a good idea then being able to successfully realise it. You have masterfully done both.
I see by your other work that this is more or less the only movie poster you have done like this. You should definitely do more.
You mention Olly Moss. This is definitely on a par with his best work, or anyone else's (and I've seen a lot)
Olly Moss is just the right guy in the right place. He does excellent & bad work (not so original; most derived from Saul Bass for a start) but is riding on 'Rolling Stones' syndrome - the hysteria gets to the point where it doesn't matter what they produce, people will eat it up, good or bad.
He's certainly not the best, just prominent.

Anyway, excellent job. Keep it up : )
mikehorowitz Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Much appreciated, ~3ftDeep!

There's a lot of minimalistic posters out there, but I find that some people focus too much on deconstructing images when they should be deconstructing overarching themes or moods (Well, at least that's my two cents :shrug:). Putting a shape or two against a solid background doesn't convey the same emotion, and suffers because of it. Minimalism can come in other forms, too.

As per the Olly Moss mention, it was there because I spent a lot of time beforehand looking over his work. I was more curious about his thought process rather than his execution; how he sees the image and how he decides on what elements to use. But there's certainly plenty of other poster artists out there who have done similar, if not superior, work. Just at the moment, I felt that his influence was most prominent.

Sorry if I'm rambling... But thank you so much for the feedback! I'm glad you dig it! :aww:

Oh, and you've got an awesome gallery, too. That Shining poster is FANTASTIC!
3ftDeep Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks for comments on my gallery & Shining poster. I have watched it again now. : )

Don't worry about rambling. I was doing the same with Olly Moss ; )
Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of some of Olly Moss' work. My point is that if your Drive poster was by him, it would be sold for 250 then have a 600 resale value. Where's the justice. We're all as good (at times : ) << do you see how I included myself in that : )

But I agree. I'm very interested in his (and others) thought process. Olly's Star Wars series were magnificent. I'd be interested to know but I bet the idea of this series grew from a realisation that Cloud City looked a bit like the centre of Boba Fett's helmet, then the other two followed from that.

Anyway, thanks for the communication.
mikehorowitz Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well one of these days, I'm sure we'll be able to scribble something on a napkin that can bring in the big bucks. It just might take a little while for us to get there...

Oh, and it's all good :aww:. I enjoy talking to other people about this stuff, so thank you!
888thLEGION Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Fantastic poster for a classic movie
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