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2015 Iowa Basketball "Rise" Posters Ideas

As many have noticed, Iowa the last two years had used some form of "Rise" in their posters. Here is the poster from 2013:

My guess is that this is a play off the 2012 movie The Dark Knight Rises. Like a bad sequel they decided to use "Rising" for their 2014 poster:

I know we are still fresh off the loss in the play-in game first round of the NCAA tournament against Tennessee, but I thought it is never too early to be thinking of the 2015 poster. I feel like I have to continue the trend of using "Rise" in the title, but I also wanted to go back to the roots of Iowa Basketball posters. They didn't all take themselves too seriously. If you want to take a look at lot of the older posters take a look at storminspank's blog post and you will see what I'm talking about. There are a lot more great ones, so post more in the comments if you find them.

It also helps that using the word "Rise" is not just a trend that Iowa uses, movies have been overusing this for years. Here is a quick list:

  • The Dark Knight Rises (See last two posters)
  • Fantastic Four : Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra
  • Underworld : Rise of the Lycans
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Hannibal #Rising
  • Van Wilder 2 : The Rise of Taj
  • 300: Rise of an Empire

There are several more, but I think the point is made. These are all also sequels, prequels, or reboots as well I believe which is another movie trend.

I decided to use the 300 sequel for my first poster idea, however I encourage you to think of poster ideas based off other movies, not just the ones that I used here. The key is that something has to be blatantly ripped off and/or it doesn't take itself too seriously.

I proudly present to you my first submission for the 2015 Iowa Basketball poster - 30: Rise of Aaron White.

Unless otherwise expressly indicated by BHGP editors, this FanPost is strictly the viewpoint of the author and is not endorsed by BHGP in any way.

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