In the Game of Thrones, you win or George R.R. Martin kills you off. That’s just how it is in Westeros. The series is known for its shocking and often brutal deaths, and HBO has figured out some clever and classy ways to commemorate them. To build up excitement for season four, premiering on April 6th, they’ve partnered with artist Robert M. Ball to create beautiful posters counting down the deaths in the series since season one.
The “Beautiful Death” series highlights one death from each episode. They release one poster a day and have just reached the end of season one. From the Night’s Watch deserter Ned Stark executed in the first episode to Arya’s first kill to Viserys Targaryen’s golden crown – they’re all included. The artwork depicting the events isn’t gory in the least; the posters capture the heart-wrenching moments in minimalist style.
HBO invites fans to participate in the countdown by submitting their own artistic takes on each death. View the Beautiful Death collection and add to it at Tumblr.
Which death in Game of Thrones hit you the hardest? Let us know in the comments.