Universal: Hail, Caesar!
I’ve had a deep and long-standing respect for the work of the Coen brothers, so when I was approached by Hero Complex to create a print for Hail, Caesar! I was naturally more than eager. Greatly intrigued by the idea of Roman aesthetics as seen through the lens of a 1920’s studio, I decided early on a bas relief-inspired concept would not only be fitting but a unique and exciting challenge as well. It was beyond satisfying attempting to reconcile likeness and the 1920’s garb with a limited color palette, all the while maintaining the tricky depths of a Roman-style frieze. I don’t believe I would have been able to figure it out had it not been for the excellent tutelage of my late sculpture professor, Tom McAnulty, to whom this design is dedicated.