I started designing this alien poster by drawing a series of rough sketches, after watching and studying the movie Alien. From there I scanned and brought them into Illustrator and Photoshop where I focused on recreating the sketches as symmetrical graphics and finding an effective color scheme.  After that, I experimented with a number of textures hoping to give it a vintage quality but eventually removed it for the sake of simplicity.

I also experimented with a heavily textured abstract design before moving towards the icon-like poster I had in mind.