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Published on May 22nd, 2013 | by Meredith Burdett

Who Designed the Movie-Style Series 7 Posters?

Since 2012, we’ve been offered some stunning movie-style posters for each new episode of Doctor Who that has been released as part of Series 7.

Doctor Who Series 7: Asylum of the Daleks

The posters are rich and detailed, beautifully drawn and have helped to give this series of Doctor Who a far more epic feel than its previous series.

But who’s behind the posters, where do the ideas and concepts come from and has the designer ever considered putting Adric on one of the posters? The answer to the last question is no, which goes without saying, but BBC America’s website has published an interview with the designer behind the movie-style posters, Lee Binding.

Binding is another one of those lucky Doctor Who fans whose talent has secured him a job with the show that he loves. But where did his career star, what has he worked on before he started doing this artwork for Doctor Who, what are the hours like, where do the concepts for each poster come from, how much input does Steven Moffat give and exactly how much Doctor Who does he get to watch as part of his job?

Answers to all of these questions and more are in the full interview on the BBC America Anglophenia site. It’s not a long piece but as a tease, here’s Lee giving credit to the person who thought of the movie posters…

That was the brilliant [former executive producer] Caroline Skinner‘s idea. She always wanted to publicize the seventh season like a huge event — and rightfully so. So we came up with the concepts for movie posters, and we bashed some ideas together and came up with some stuff.

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4 Responses to Who Designed the Movie-Style Series 7 Posters?

  1. avatar FrancoPabloDiablo says:

    Nice to see Lee Binding getting a bit of limelight for his brilliant work on the show. No mention in his interview though about his work for the classic DVD range! I’ve always thought that Lee and the excellent Clayton Hickman deserve more credit for the DVD sleeves which are beyond awesome!

  2. avatar Dan Hallett says:

    Although poster art is nicely done I can’t help but feel this approach i.e. treating each episode as a mini-movie just didn’t really work and raised expectations too much. Some of these episodes maybe would have a had a better reaction if they were just allowed to be what they are. The whole approach to this season with the above, the lack of two parters and the season split have made it feel really disjointed and greatly affected my enjoyment of this run.

    • avatar FrancoPabloDiablo says:

      Valid points indeed. But Lee Bindings excellent work has nothing to do with how the latest series was made/produced. He did brilliantly what he was employed to do. Simple as! t’s great to see an unsung hero of the show get a little credit. Maybe you would have preferred if Mr. Binding had made underwhelming posters for the underwhelming episodes?

  3. avatar zarbisupremo says:

    I love the Asylum Of The Daleks poster.

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