By the way, if you haven’t read the interview with Lee Binding, the artist behind the official Doctor Who posters, you really really should.
Last year, in the preview for Season Seven, Doctor Who‘s producers announced that each of the episodes would pack the punch of a blockbuster movie. And in keeping with that aim, a dramatic, movie-style poster would be released for each installment. The campaign proved extremely popular, with fans enthusiastically collecting and dissecting each image for details and references. We spoke with Lee Binding, Doctor Who‘s talented graphic designer who helped bring these visions to life, about his sweet gig, the collaborative process with producers and the team behind the posters, and the single image that took three months to create.
What’s your history with Doctor Who as a fan?
Lee: I remember my mother calling me downstairs when I was six, yelling “Doctor Who‘s on! You like that!” and me thinking “Do I…?” but going downstairs anyway. She was right, you know.
Were you the kid who sits in the back of the class doodling in notebooks?
Lee: Yeah, actually I was. I was obsessed with the shape of the Police Box. When I first started, it was like little Amelia Pond’s rough oblong models, but you keep trying and eventually you get all the detail in there — the roof and the door flanges and stuff like that. I love that Police Box. It’s a beautiful shape, and I love what it represents: the start of the adventure. I’ve seen some fan artwork where they’ve put the TARDIS on a planet, and the door’s open with the light spilling out. That for me is just the most exciting image ever. Anything can happen!
See all of the Doctor Who Series 7 episode posters here.
You can see more of Lee’s work here.
BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand and Vivid Sydney invite you to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who for one night only!
The grand façade of the Customs House at Circular Quay will feature a visual feast of 3D-mapped projections of the Doctor and some of his greatest enemies, NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Stoner, announced today.
The spectacular celebration of Doctor Who will be staged for fans as part of Vivid Sydney, on Saturday, 1 June. The soundscape with the projections will feature music from the TV show including I am the Doctor and the iconic theme tune.
For details visit DoctorWho.tv
You can find a high res download of this image in our imgur gallery.
Guys, I have fabulous news that I haven’t yet shared here… Selected pieces of my Doctor Who and Sherlock artwork have been licensed by the BBC and are being sold through Big Chief Studios Limited! The company also does the official Doctor Who and Sherlock 1:6th Scale Collectible Figures. There are small (8”x10” at £16.99) unlimited Gift Edition prints, as well as a larger Limited Edition prints (12”x16” at £59.99) available of each piece.
I appreciate you guys sharing this post, and thank you ALL for giving my work so much positive attention throughout the years!
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See the whole set at the BBC Doctor Who site.
friendship-waffles said: Can we get an HD version of the picture of Rory/Doctor/Amy in front of all the Daleks? I SOOOOO want that as a desktop background!!
Great idea! Here you go!
When Steven Moffat said that each episode would feel like a mini movie, he wasn’t kidding.
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