From Films to Books: Double-Exposure Illustrations by Levente Szabó

infamous bear in the revenant, double exposure image
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In the last couple of years we have seen the rise of double-exposure effects used in photography in addition to tattoo art, poster design, title sequences for TV series… the list goes on. Even BAFTA is in on this; they commissioned Hungarian illustrator Levente Szabó to create five cover artworks depicting the nominees in “Best Film” category for their 2016 brochure. From the infamous bear in “The Revenant” to the 1960s political negotiator JB Donovan in “Bridge of Spies,” each movie character was digitally drawn in Photoshop to capture the superimposed look. Also within this visual style, Szabó has illustrated book covers for various authors.

jb donovan in "bridges of spies" - double exposure illustration- bafta bridges of spy, close up journalist in "Spotlight" - bafta brochure child from "In spotlight" movie
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Tatoo book
2016 brochure, bafta, purple main actress cate blanchett in carol movie, best film category all cover artworks for 2016 bafta brochure lord of the flies book cover, pig on cover, double exposure illustration tiger on cover, double exposure, negative space art
All illustrations © Levente Szabó
Image 1 – 7, art direction by/© Human After All.
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