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Design an alternative film poster for the new film Mr Holmes

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Competitions, by Mark White
June 10, 2015

Mr Holmes hits cinemas across the UK & Ireland on June 19th

Academy Award nominee Sir Ian McKellen is taking on the legendary role of Detective Sherlock Holmes, one of British literature’s most iconic characters, in the forthcoming film Mr Holmes. McKellen leads a stellar cast in the new movie, and we’re giving you the chance to design an alternative poster for the film.

The Prize!

The winner will receive a Wacom Intuos Pro Medium graphics tablet!

On top of this fantastic prize, the winning poster will be displayed at the Sherlock Holmes pub in London for a whole week.

About the film

Based on the novel A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin, Mr Holmes reimagines Sherlock Holmes as a real person whose adventures have been turned into best-selling novels by his friend and partner Dr John Watson. Now old and in failing health, the famously rational detective is forced to engage for the first time with his emotions as his mental powers dwindle. In 1947, the world famous sleuth has retired to a remote Sussex farmhouse, living in relative anonymity with only his housekeeper Mrs Munro and her young son Roger for company. Cantankerous, demanding and frustrated with the mis-representation of him in Watson’s best-selling novels, he diverts his attention to an unsolved case. As the mystery deepens, Sherlock tries desperately to recall the events of 30 years ago that ultimately led to his retirement. As well as McKellen, Mr Holmes stars Academy Award nominee Laura Linney (The Savages) as housekeeper Mrs Munro, Frances de la Tour (Harry Potter) and newcomer Milo Parker. The film is directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters). Taking inspiration from the trailer above, we want you to design us a movie poster for Mr Holmes! Your creation should reflect the tone of the film, so be as original and creative as you possibly can, taking influence from the legendary stories of Holmes himself, or just creating something new and unique. Remember, the winning entry will be showcased in the Sherlock Holmes pub – so get designing something iconic and worthy of Mr Holmes himself!


Enter now!

  • Kate

    Is there an age limit to this competition? Also, when it says ‘Official Sherlock Holmes 2015, original Sherlock Holmes artwork and images cannot be repurposed or re-used in your artwork,’ does that mean we can’t use say a photographed image of Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes for example in our design? Or any other poster/photo content that’s been posted or advertised? It has to be all created/designed by ourselves? I imagine yes, but the wording seems somewhat confusing to me.

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