blue three-dimensional bubble letter logo

National Fighting Championship Posters

December 2022
This project was created to advertise my friend’s National Fighting Championship debut.

My main source of inspiration was a collection of Ultimate Fighting Championship posters by Bogdan Katsuba.
UFC poster design of Jon Jones in a monochromatic yellow color scheme with white text and a black border by Bogdan Katsuba
UFC poster design by Bogdan Katsuba
GIF of color corrected photographs of a shirtless guy wearing black athletic shorts in various fighting poses
Color corrected photos
I used two lighting umbrellas and a Sony a6000 to photograph my friend in various fighting poses.

After capturing photos we both liked, I imported the RAW photos into Lightroom Classic for post-production. Once the photos were color corrected I imported them into Photoshop.

I experimented with different blending modes and type layouts until I achieved the look I wanted. My main goal was to make sure the information was clearly communicated. I also wanted the type to be dynamic and play off of the different poses.
I experimented with a variety of colors but ultimately chose to use red, white, and black because they’re the colors used in the NFC logo.
GIF of shirtless guy in black shorts in the same fighting pose but with two different colors. One is monochromatic blue and the second image is greyscale. Both have the same text advertising an NFC fight
First color attempts

Final Work

Mock up of two posters. Both show shirtless guy wearing black shorts in two different fighting poses in a monochromatic red color scheme. Both have the same text advertising an NFC fight, but in different layouts
GIF of two posters. Both show shirtless guy wearing black shorts in two different fighting poses in a monochromatic red color scheme. Both have the same text advertising an NFC fight, but in different layouts
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