A while back my brothers and I started up Sound, Sight & Mind, a podcast dedicated to The Twilight Zone. While discussing and debating the series I rediscovered my love of the classic show, and, inspired by designers ranging from Saul Bass to Juan Ortiz, I decided to create posters inspired by individual Twilight Zone episodes, with the goal of designing one for each of the 156 original episodes.
A fun, silly, and slightly scary sci-fi "whodunnit," I wanted to give "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?" an equally fun poster. Elements of Mid-Century Modern design were a huge influence on this one, from the cartoon versions of the diner patrons to the snowflake-like starbursts that suggest both the treacherous weather outside the diner and the extraterrestrial invader within.