Artist Ian Simmons was busy this past year. In his own version of the 365 project, he drew one movie quote every single day. This impressive undertaking combined hand-lettered typography, calligraphy, and illustration as he brought the words to life on the page. These chosen quotes represent a number of artistic styles and compositional approaches. Many of the drawings are text-heavy and focus on memorable (as well as nostalgic) monologues while others are concise—they convey incredible emotion with just one word.
To begin his project, Simmons picked a famous line from Fight Club that most people will recognize. “I want you to hit me as hard as you can,” is drawn with black pen and splattered with just a hint of red ink. After a year of drawing, Simmons ended with an appropriate “so long” from The Truman Show: “And in case I don’t see ya, good afternoon good evening and good night.”
It was hard to choose, but here are some of our favorites from the collection. See the entire project on Imgur. And movie buffs, you can also purchase 96 of the most popular pieces as prints via Etsy.
Simmons posted a bonus movie quote on the 366th day: