Movies & Pop Culture


A variety of licensed posters produced by Hero Complex for some of the best (read: my favorite) pop culture movies. Illustrations done in CLIP Studio, and typography designed in Adobe Illustrator.

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Adam Smasher, Tim Caballero
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On The Road In The Winter of 1931

Licensed 4-color screen-print of the 2002 film, Road to Perdition. For Hero Complex Gallery's 2021 New York Comic-Con line-up. Also printed in three metallic variants.

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Half A Million Dollars Will Always Be Missed

5-color screen-print of Tarantino's 1997 film, Jackie Brown. For Hero Complex Gallery's 2019 DesignerCon line-up.

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You Kids Shouldn't Play So Rough

18 x 24 giclée character poster for Reservoir Dogs, for Hero Complex Gallery's Spectacles show.

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18 x 24 giclée poster for Jeff Goldblum's portrayal of David Levinson from Independence Day. For Hero Complex Gallery's The Jeffs show.


Daniel Castro Maia (he/him) is a Brazilian illustrator and designer based in Denver, CO. By day, Daniel is a graphic designer for Nectar Consulting. By night, he's a freelance illustrator. On weekends, he fights crime with the help of his cat sidekick. Here's proof. Daniel studied Illustration at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

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Selected Clients

The New York Times / POLITICO Europe / The Washington Post / Quanta Magazine / Fireside Fiction / Institutional Investor / The Real Deal Magazine / Hero Complex Gallery / The Fillmore / VinePair / + more.


- Society of Illustrators 63
- American Illustration 38, 39 Chosen
- 3X3 No. 16, No. 17, No. 18
- Creative Quarterly 55, 56, 57
- Communication Arts Interactive Annual 2019, Shortlist 2019-21
- Latin American Ilustración 7, 8 Selected
- Adobe Design Achievement Award 2019

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