Who’s Who In Graphic Design – Part 2 – Kode Abdo, ‘Bosslogic’

Kode Abdo, also known as Bosslogic, is known for being incredibly quick in making posters for speculative topics. It’s part of his signature charm – just the capacity to whip something of such high quality out so quickly. Most of his designs don’t have heavy backstories or much of a lore behind them, but the context around the Uncharted poster design, pictured above, is interesting.

The Uncharted film, which was released this year, had actually been in some form of development since 2008, 14 years ago. Uncharted is an iconic videogame franchise and fit the form factor of a movie pretty nicely, but studio drama and licensing kept the movie from being properly produced and released until this year. Rumors had been floating around about the plot, directors, and casting for years – and realizing casting rumors is one of Bosslogic’s best talents. The rumor for the casting of Tom Holland as the protagonist, Nathan Drake, had come out the night before his poster made it into social media. Kode saw the news and went straight to producing the art, beating the crowd and releasing an instant hit. 

Bosslogic’s speed to such quickly changing things mesmerizes the social media world every single time. It’s never something subpar or phoned in – but a genuine, quality piece of work that lets fans see something for themselves at such a cinematic level.


Works Cited:

Events, et al. “Bosslogic Interview: Oz Comic-Con Melbourne.” Attack On Geek, 27 June 2019, https://attackongeek.com/bosslogic-interview/. 

Discussion — One Response

  • Anna Holmes 04/15/2022 on 11:20 PM

    Wow, this is a really interesting story! I had no idea who Bosslogic was, but I am impressed by him, after reading this and checking out the source. He not only created that Uncharted poster in one night; he created it in one hour of his free time. I cannot do any type of impressive work in just an hour, so his efficiency and efficacy are awe-striking to me. Apparently, speed was always his game. In the source’s interview, he says that speed was always something he incorporated into his design process, even when he was just starting out. Of his early years of designing, he said, “I wasn’t the best, but I prided myself on being the quickest” (Events et al.) I think that, although it may not work for everyone, designers should try design “speed-run” exercises to discover the best systems and processes that work for them in short periods of time. I will try this exercise this weekend, giving myself 30 minutes per iteration. Using these exercises, I hope I can improve my efficiency, although I know I will probably never reach Bosslogic’s level.

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