The World of Thomas Kinkade
Art For Everybody is the directorial debut of Miranda Yousef, produced by Tremolo Productions that premiered at SXSW in 2023. Thomas Kinkade, the self proclaimed ‘Painter of Light’, was beloved and despised for his paintings of cozy cottages. He rose to fame in the ‘90s despite criticism from the art establishment, marketing himself instead to the Evangelical Christian community. Yet beneath his pristine image laid demons that drove him to alcoholism, scandal, and an eventual overdose in 2012. After his passing, Kinkade’s daughters uncovered a trove of unseen, dark paintings, launching a search for the true man and artist behind the brand. Through skeptical critics, adoring fans, and Kinkade’s friends and family, “Art For Everybody” uncovers the real Thomas Kinkade.
We worked closely with Miranda and the team from Tremolo Productions to create a suite of graphics that would compliment the paintings and photographs presented in the film to illustrate the two sides of Kinkade’s world – the light and the dark. We also created the film’s poster that was included in the 2023 SXSW Film Poster Competition.