Reservoir Dogs is a gritty, rough story. It follows people who live unsavoury lives as they perform unsavoury deeds. It is because of this, because of their world of grey and dark grey morality, that I decided to use a New York School style to design this poster. I decided not to emphasize the grittiness, and to stick with a very clearly communicative design.
I ultimately added a sixth arm and gun to the image, although I had previously only had five because one character only has three lines and is then briefly mentioned as having died. One of the arms is white, which can refer to either the police officer (who is the “good guy”) or the only survivor.