This clever optical illusion Lion King poster is a roaring success

We love a good movie poster here at Creative Bloq, and sometimes fan-made concepts beat studios' official efforts. Studios often have certain limitations in movie poster design due to contractual issues with actors and the amount of information they have to pack into a one-sheet. Fans are able to get more creative, and this is a great example.

The clever optical illusion Lion King poster shows the character Scar looming large in the frame. But look close and we see the sign of hope: Rafiki holding up Simba, with his head forming Scar's eye. The design is receiving more plaudits than the recent Mufasa trailer.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.