I have created a featured image for the header on this post which shows an image of Jack Nicholson in Stanley Kubrick’s masterful film; ‘The Shining’.
For Digital Media in Practice, we were asked to make use of the famed image of Jack poking his face through a freshly hacked-up bathroom door (“Here’s Johnny!” anyone?), to create a page banner. The original image dimensions are 400 x 593px. The banner image dimensions are 940 x 198px.
I decided to use the image twice in the banner, one of them being horizontally flipped and nudged to the right. As the film reveals to us a character that is a balanced and calm individual in the outset, who later becomes a crazed maniac who tries to murder his wife and child, I thought I’d use this duality of Jack’s character as my inspiration.
I also added a black background on which I added text to give the piece a title of sorts.
Simple, but it works!