Following the highly anticipated season finale of Breaking Bad, Timothy Harvey of Lockleys, South Australia, has received recognition from Hollywood heavyweight and Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, for his poster interpretation of the final series. Harvey’s design was awarded first place over hundreds of entries, with 11 Australian artists shortlisted and submitted to Gilligan to judge.
The part-time Woolworths night fill employee and recent arts and media graduate said of his design: “I’ve put together a fair few movie posters and images over the years as a hobby, so I initially went for a more classical style like a movie poster, with Jessie and Walt’s heads split by the handle of a shovel…but I couldn’t get it to work naturally.
“In the end I decided to go with something simple, bold, intimidating and intense to represent previous Breaking Bad posters. My intention was for the text ‘All Bad Things Must Come to an End’ to be hard to read, as it’s a reflection on the final series itself – hard to guess and read what will happen next!”
Gilligan said of the competition: “I had a really hard time choosing the winning entry. I was blown away by the talent and creativity of our Australian fans!”
Of Harvey’s entry, he said: “His winning design stood out to me: it was original; it was arresting, and it captured the spirit of our show.”
Harvey was honoured to have his work seen by Gilligan, a man who has created one of the most popular and well- rounded series of modern television, ever.
Timothy Harvey’s poster design can be viewed nationally in JB-HiFi stores from 28 November, the day of release for Breaking Bad The Final Season and Breaking Bad The Complete Series Blu-rayTM and DVD.