Karate Kid Tournament Poster
UPDATE: You can purchase a more screen-accurate version here.
A replica of the poster seen in the Karate Kid, hanging in the Kobra Kai dojo. It’s a good thing it was on the wall, otherwise the plot would have been completely different.
Every time they announce injuries in the NHL as “upper/lower body injury”, I think it’s because of this tournament. You don’t want coaches prompting their players to attack injured opponents (“Sweep the leg!”). Though I have a feeling it happens.
This is from the original 1984 film, not that remake from last year, in case you kids are confused. Darn kids.
Here is a massive 2k x 3k version, if you’d like to print it out and throw it on your wall (or use as a wallpaper), click to enlarge:
FYI I cannot paint to save my life (check out this hatchet job I did for that Good Will Hunting painting), so I cheated and used 3D. Fortunately my painting ability is somewhat on par with the air-brush work used in the actual poster.
I then built the All Valley logo with vector art. All the fonts used were some variation of Futura – a very versatile font I am finding.
This poster was made because it doesn’t exist online, which is sort of shocking. There are Kobra Kai and All Valley logos in spades, but no trace of this poster. Plus I wanted to print one for my wall. Looks sharp, if I may say so.