Radio Times has unveiled designer Stuart Manning’s poster for tonight’s episode of Doctor Who, Face the Raven.
The poster is the latest in a series of retro designs that Manning has created for the show, with one for each episode of Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi’s time in the TARDIS to date.
Manning says of his inspiration for his Face the Raven poster:
“Something about that title and the theme of hidden old London streets struck me as vaguely Jacobean, which inspired the checkerboard pattern and the blackletter-style titling.”
“At the same time, I didn’t want it to be entirely old fashioned and I wanted to suggest the threat of the raven, so I worked in a touch of Banksy-style stenciling on the bird and some ink splatter to grunge things up a bit. Without thinking of it, that tied in with returning character Rigsy quite nicely. Sometimes these things sort themselves out.”
Stuart Manning’s range of Doctor Who posters for Series 8 and Series 9 so far is available to purchase here.
Face the Raven airs tonight at 8:10pm on BBC One and at 9/8c on BBC America.
[Source: Radio Times]