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.
Recently acquired some Doctor Who posters and now they’re framed and ready to be put up!
Episode 5: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS. Written by Steve Thompson. Directed by Mat King. Airdate: April 27, 2013
Episode 6: The Crimson Horror. Written by Mark Gatiss. Directed by Saul Metzstein. Airdate: May 4, 2013
Episode 7: Nightmare in Silver. Written by Neil Gaiman. Directed by Stephen Wolfenden. Airdate: May 11, 2013
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doctor who episode posters:
↳ 7x1: asylum of the daleks
The Doctor and the Impossible Astronaut Poster Design
Amy Pond and Rory the Roman/Pandorica Poster Design
A couple of new poster designs. I’m going to make a few more depending on if people like these ones. The design was heavily influenced by Olly Moss’ star wars posters. It’s a lovely style and I created them originally for display in my bedroom.
The Keep Calm Doctor Who Series 6 So Far
I don’t care how geeky it is, the continuity of the posters makes me happeh