A friend of mine recently came across an interesting photo shoot for Empire Online’s 20th Birthday Portfolio. The one image that grabbed his attention was the shot of Gerard Butler (Right) dressed in business casual attire holding a spartan shield. I had a similar idea that I created last year for a Cinemax campaign (Left) that featured the movie 300 as well. The concept was an everyday person imaging themselves as a spartan in a modern world. Anyway I think it’s kind of cool seeing a illustrated version and a closely related photograph.