Only God Forgives: Creative Brief

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Fancy yourself as a movie poster designer? Read on...

To celebrate the theatrical release of Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn's visceral Bangkok fever dream Only God Forgives, starring Ryan Gosling and Kristin Scott Thomas, on Friday 2 August, we're launching a brand new creative brief.


We're asking LWLies readers to design an alternative theatrical poster for Only God Forgives. We're looking for the most interesting and unique designs, something that captures the tone of the film. You can use as much or as little text as you like but try to include the film's title. Check out the official US poster below as a reference point.



All entries will be judged by director Nicolas Winding Refn, who will pick one winner and two runners-up. The overall winner will receive a one-year subscription to LWLies plus a print of their design signed by Refn.


Email your entry to with the subject line 'Only God Forgives Competition' by 17:00 on Friday 2 August. You can also tweet or Instagram your design @LWLies with the hashtag #onlygodforgivescomp. All entries will be presented in a special gallery after the closing date on the LWLies Facebook page.

Entrants can upload a viewing version but should keep a hi-res copy big enough to be printed full sized on stand-by. Dimensions are as follows:

— One-sheet: 27 x 40 inches (686 x 1020 mm)

— Quad: 30 x 40 inches (762 x 1020 mm)

Good luck!

Terms & Conditions

1. Competition open to residents of UK aged 15 years or over, with the exception of those related to employees of the Promoter, their families, agents and anyone else connected with this promotion. Proof of age may be required. Non-UK residents are welcome to enter, but will not be eligible for the competition.  2. Entries must be received on Friday 2 August by 17:00. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted or fail to reach the Promoter by the relevant closing date for any reason. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt. Entries via agents or third parties are invalid. Entries become the property of the Promoter and are not returned. 3. All completed entries received before Friday 2 August will be judged by Nicolas Winding Refn, who will select one winner and two runners-up. 4. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right (a) to substitute alternative prizes of equivalent or greater value and (b) in exceptional circumstances to amend or foreclose the promotion without notice. No correspondence will be entered into. 5. The prize for the winner is a one-year subscription to LWLies magazine plus print of their winning entry signed by Nicolas Winding Refn. 6. The winner will be notified via email one week after the closing date. 7. To obtain details of the winners please email stating the name of the prize, and the subject line ‘Only God Forgives Competition’ four weeks after the closing date. 8. By entering this competition, all entrants consent to the transfer of their personal data to the Promoter for the purposes of the administration of this prize draw. 9. By entering the competition each entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions. 10. The Promoter is The Church of London, 71a Leonard Street, EC2A 4QS

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