"Helm's Deep" (Lord of the Rings) Poster - Fringe Focus

“This night the land will be stained with the blood of Rohan. March to Helm’s Deep. Leave none alive. To war!”

I really dug the feeling of the Mordor Poster I designed last week. Showing a well-known epic environment using simple geometric shapes, with tons of sexy cinematic color on top. If Return of the King was represented by Mordor, then Two Towers would surely showcase Helm’s Deep.

Helm’s Deep is home to the Hornburg, essentially a huge fortress set in the side of the mountains. Human civilians took refuge there, as the fortress was believed to be invulnerable. Ultimately a ridiculously badass war between the Uruk-Hai and humans took place. The movie battle was in a rainstorm with tons of catapults, fire, battering rams, and explosions.

Because this poster is capturing what’s memorable from the movie, the actual design of the fortress here is borrowed from the film. This isn’t any specific scene from the movie, but I tried to capture the dark, wet, desperate look of the surrounding area.

Will there be another Lord of the Rings poster to round this out to an even three? Perhaps. More work ahead!

This poster is not YET printed or for sale. You can, however, support my Kickstarter Poster Project to help print my other posters! If that goes successfully, designs like this one might end up being printed later in the year. So check it out!

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