Idea One: Mask
These two are from one of the inspirations Nicolas Winding Refn had towards the film. ‘Taxi’ starring Robert Di Nero was apparently a heavy influence on the film, so in a homage to it I used the yellow from that and played around with some black boxes, in which the title would sit in. Strong idea, i feel, but the mask just makes it look wrong. So perhaps with a photograph or a better image or Ryan Gosling…? I have one shot to let LWLies know my intention and I don’t believe this is the way to do it.
The 2 designs above are along the theme of ‘Blue and Pink’ (1980s). I chose to use the masked face but I think they look really childish. The one on the right uses the clock (5 minute window) idea but again, it doesn’t do it for me.
Idea Two: Question Mark Murder
The main concept behind this is the lack of identity of ‘The Driver’. Almost every LWLies cover has the face of the star on it, and I am cashing in on the idea that ‘The Driver’ doesn’t really have an identity/face.
I played around with perhaps putting a very faint image of the masked driver in the background but it’s a) barely noticeable and b) I think it looks better, and the concept is stronger, with no faces whatsoever.