House Atreides

This post was edited on my iPad (dun dun dunnnnn!)

I went through a few versions of this banner on paper, and I’ll honestly say that some of the masking was a complete pain in the arse. I drew this banner tonight after I put off my much more complex Ix project; the Ix picture is wrecking my head l, and I felt like I wanted something else to fill in for it until I get to go crawling back like a whipped dog.

My take on an Atreides banner is definitely simpler than some of the other versions out there on the Internet; there’s an absolutely amazing red one that some guy tattooed onto his back. Do want. But what mine has is a symmetry and double meaning: I intentionally designed the hawk to also resemble a spaceship climbing; after all, we are taking about a book that features a version of humanity which has been starfaring in an unbroken chain for twenty thousand years. Why wouldn’t the image of a spaceship be ritualized or formalized like, say, a sword or a star might be on a more contemporary banner?

Well, for me at least, the idea of a spaceship and a hawk combined like this makes for an interesting juxtaposition.


in design

Mark Grealish

Dashing brigand, handsome rapscallion, father, crazy cat lady and the world's greatest lover and liar, living in Galway, Ireland.




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