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Dexter gets arty

These amazing fan-made posters for Dexter have been floating about the Interwebz for a while, but it’s never too late to show a little love.

If you’re gonna have fan-made artwork, it helps if they’re created by the head honcho at a design studio (Ty Mattson of Mattson Creative), right?! Certainly puts fan forums’ MS Paint efforts to shame!

You don’t have to be a Dexter diehard to appreciate the beautiful design. I love the strong graphic style of the artwork and that the same striking colour palette is kept throughout – choosing red was always going to be a no-brainer for depicting a serial killer! I’ve only recently got back into the show so it’s fresh in my mind and Mattson’s done a great job of picking out the iconic moments for each season and representing them in quirky, inspired ways. (As ever, click for enlargements).

Mattson was so taken with Dexter’s awesomeness (clearly a man of discerning tastes) that he created the posters as a little project in his free time. But after the blogosphere blew up with news of Mattson’s brilliance, Showtime (the channel that airs Dexter) got in touch to say they loved the posters, took Mattson on a tour of the set where he got to meet Dexter himself, and offered him a role as extra for next season! It’s enough to warm even a cold-blooded serial killer’s heart, isn’t it?

Oh, to be an artist and create stuff like this in your free time! I just get to write about it instead!

The posters are now available as limited edition prints on Showtime’s website, $49.95 USD.

(via designworklife)