Unused Logo Designs For X-MEN 2 & X-MEN: THE LAST STAND

Conceptual designer, Thom Schillinger, created over 200 logos for Bryan Singer's X-Men 2 and created logos, billboards and posters for Brett Ratner's X-Men: The Last Stand. Check them out!

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By nailbiter111 - 2/24/2013


Thom Schillinger is a 3D conceptual designer for the entertainment industry, creating advertising material and logos for popular television shows and for Hollywood's biggest blockbusters. During a 16 hour span Thom created over 200 logos for X-Men 2. You can view all of them by clicking here. What's interesting, is that 20th Century Fox picked one of his early designs as the film's logo.

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I did a few rounds for the next level, for the "Pay-off Poster" that was fun to design, namely we wanted to show the doors open with the X-Men walking towards camera. Lasers, jet engines, giant Cogs, and locks were fun to play around with, but the exercise did not pay off with a finish. - Thom Schillinger

Cerebro Door Icon Designs




3D Logo "BOX" X-2 Concepts



3D Logos from a Single Vector







Thom also worked on the logo for X-Men: The Last Stand, as 20th Century Fox liked Thom's past designs for X-Men 2, keeping the continuity in place. As you can see below, Thom continued exploring a logo that would incorporate the Cerebro Doors, like he had attempted in the X-Men 2 logo designs above. For more details about his X-Men 3 designs click here.




"Once designed we explored outdoor campaigns for the sides of buildings, bus sides, and also freestanding billboards. The idea was that "Energy" blasted throuh leaving only an "X". Never finished though it was a strong concept, IMHO." - Thom Schillinger



X-Men: Days Of Future Past will be directed by Bryan Singer ("Usual Suspects"), the cast includes Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, January Jones, Sean Cassidy, Álex González, Jason Flemyng, Zoe Kravitz, Lucas Till, Nicholas Hault. Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart. The film will hit theaters July 18, 2014.

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TheOneAboveAll - 2/24/2013, 1:52 PM
Why don't they use some of the better posters? Why do they always choose some of the more simple ones for their marketing campaigns? could someone explain that to me?
IIIAdamantiumIII - 2/24/2013, 1:53 PM
angel has a suit but he never put it on in the film...
TheSuperguy - 2/24/2013, 1:55 PM
Angel should have been on the team in X3. Wonder if we'll see him in DOFP?
MarvelChile - 2/24/2013, 2:01 PM
Amateurs detected!
Jollem - 2/24/2013, 2:02 PM
i'm sure halle berry's agent or ego had nothing to do with her placement on the poster :)
gambgel - 2/24/2013, 2:02 PM
love them!! I like stuff like this, logo designs, fonts and all of that
TheTyrantVirus - 2/24/2013, 2:02 PM
3 Men!
TonyChu - 2/24/2013, 2:09 PM
For X3 they should had used a pile of shit.
kemuael - 2/24/2013, 2:09 PM
Xtraordinary
Jollem - 2/24/2013, 2:10 PM
*the top pic
HavocPrime - 2/24/2013, 2:14 PM
3 X-Men, so theres only going to be 3 mutants in the entire flick?
Christuffer - 2/24/2013, 2:19 PM
Like the third one
polarkyle - 2/24/2013, 2:21 PM
You know it's a slow news weekend when this is only article worth seeing
IronHood - 2/24/2013, 2:33 PM
3 Men... or 3 men X? REALLY Wouldn't want to watch that movie.
PJ - 2/24/2013, 2:49 PM
the xm3n was sweet
lostrojo - 2/24/2013, 2:49 PM
some of them are quite nice, and then on the other hand some are woeful haha
thewonderer - 2/24/2013, 3:50 PM
X2 rocked
Koala0226 - 2/24/2013, 4:44 PM
That billboard reminds me of tdkr billboard :)
AmazingFantasy - 2/24/2013, 4:46 PM
X1 was good
X2 was amazing
X3... Fun
xStarLordx - 2/24/2013, 5:19 PM
I don't like the X-Men movies and this doesn't make them any better.
XavierLehnsherr - 2/24/2013, 5:55 PM
They would make nice icons/avatars.
crazymarvelgurl95 - 2/24/2013, 6:13 PM
X2 was great!!!
CaptainProg - 2/24/2013, 6:30 PM
Xcrement! Bring on the reboot!
croniccris - 2/24/2013, 6:40 PM
@theoneaboveall cuz they gotta advertise to the lowest common denominator.
Berserk - 2/24/2013, 6:47 PM
Xcellent...
AnitaDick - 2/24/2013, 7:39 PM
X-Men 3 was the best hands down. Brett Ratner was the perfect director for all the action scenes.
Sortis - 2/24/2013, 8:00 PM
X3 was a lot better than most people give it credit for being, it was nice to actually see the X-Men working as a team fighting mutants together with leadership and the fastball special as well. The story was lacking sure, and the scarlet witch wanna-be dark phoenix was terrible. The action and Kelsey Grammar as Beast...phenomenal!
ahhmynuts - 2/24/2013, 8:26 PM
xcrement
subzero1077 - 2/24/2013, 8:56 PM
As a graphic artist, it is very cool to see the unused renders and conceptual art. Thanks for this post.
TheSuperguy - 2/24/2013, 9:17 PM
@Havoc
Yep, they're Wolverine, Logan, and James Howlett
CCB1984 - 2/24/2013, 9:37 PM
just a heads up @nailbiter111 a majority of that Days of Future Past cast you have listed hasn't been confirmed or even rumored to be coming back... Sean Cassidey is a character name as well.. January Jones (confirmed no involvement), Caleb Landry Jones (who plays Sean Cassidey), Álex González, Zoe Kravitz, Lucas Till haven't been mentioned and likely won't make the cut.. however, you missed Anna Paquin, Ellen Page and Shawn Ashmore who were confirmed by Singer to be returning..
ShadesAtKnightII - 2/24/2013, 9:59 PM
X-Men: The Last Stand is such an underrated film. It really is as good as Superman 3 and 4.

;)
mgeoff88 - 2/25/2013, 12:00 AM
X-Men 2 is the best X-Men movie.
HAQ - 2/25/2013, 3:23 AM
X-Lame (had to fit the X there somewhere)
xStarLordx - 2/25/2013, 6:32 PM
I JUST WANT A GOOD DEADPOOL MOVIE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!!!!!!!!!! COME ON........ CHIMICHANGAS!!!!! :'(

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