Robert Downey Jr. Designed Jon Favreau's Colorful SXSW 'Chef' Posters

March 6, 2014
Source: Jon Favreau


At the South by Southwest Film Festival this year, Jon Favreau is getting back to his indie roots with Chef, the story of a talented cook who loses his job at a big restaurant in Los Angeles and tries to start his career anew while trying to get his estranged family back together. In order to hype the film at the festival in Austin, Favreau had his good friend and Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. use his graphic artist skills to design some bright and colorful posters that they will be putting around town. And keep an eye out, because it looks like some of these posters will be signed by Downey himself. See the unveiling of the posters below!

Here's the video revealing the SXSW posters for Jon Favreau's Chef from the director's Twitter:

When Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son (Emjay Anthony) to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen -- and zest for life and love. Chef is written and directed by Jon Favreau (Elf, Iron Man), premieres at SXSW this month, and hits theaters on May 9th. Interested?

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I really liked the first one, but the others were just alright. Good to see those two working together again.

DAVIDPD on Mar 6, 2014


First one: clever The others look like they were done on MS Paint

Zak Coleman on Mar 6, 2014


Illustrator image trace.

Phillip Gockel on Mar 8, 2014


More like Robert Downey Jr. Rips Off Her Posters.

DavideCoppola on Mar 7, 2014


yeahhhhhhhh. I thought the same thing. It would help dramatically even if he just swapped the text/image placement.

Nick Sears on Mar 7, 2014


Everybody's a graphic arts critic. I think the posters look great.

MoiraB on Mar 8, 2014


Yeah, I don't think I'm much of a poster person. I could have done these on a powerpoint slide.

AG99 on Mar 9, 2014


How does he test color with those sunglasses on all the time?

dancanhines on May 13, 2014

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