A season of ‘Beautiful Deaths’
Here’s all ten episodes of Game of Thrones Season 1, translated into a death per episode (except for episode three which had no deaths and for which we used a fetching three eyed raven).
The most challenging aspect of all this has been trying to think of different kinds of ‘ideas’ for each picture, without simply recreating the scene as was filmed. There’s been ‘graphic’ ideas – the map of Westeros in blood, the blood on the claws of The Mountain’s shield, the giant boar’s head waiting for Robert Baratheon in the woods – there’s been extreme compositions – Jory’s eye with the Kingslayer looming, Arya’s sword skewering the stable boy – and there’s been ‘collage’ ideas – Ned’s blood turning into birds, the butcher boy running in The Hound’s hot breath.
I hope they work as a set, with the border and typography helping to bring some consistency to what is a disparate set of images. I’ve been helped by a great team over at 360i who have been massively encouraging (and tolerant!) and who have weighed in with ideas, direction and thoughts along the way.
I’m already halfway through season two but the rate at which they’re being posted at beautifuldeath.com is chasing me down as relentlessly as The Hound…