Archives for category: Movie Poster

UK-based illustrator/designer Andy Fairhurst has amazing artistic abilities, specifically in the realm of what he refers to as “digital painting”, his tools of the trade being his iMac, digital pen and tablet. He also has a strong affinity for science-fiction and fantasy. Together these talents and interests have given birth to quite a body of work in a style all Fairhurst’s own. There’s a common stylistic thread throughout his works that we really love, and his sense of composition is particularly striking. Reimagining movie posters is a long tradition (as exhibited here and here and here), and Fairhurst’s work is among some of the best we’ve seen.

Via andyfairhurstart.com

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The sheer mastery demonstrated in the retro-futurisitic style of Belgium illustrator/designer Laurent Durieux is hard to ignore. It’s not just the novelty of bucking recent design trends and appearing to be from another era (think 1960s pop culture) that makes Durieux’s work so special, but also the level of detail in his work. Durieux’s eye for composition, typography and color only enhance his brilliant work, which (no surprise) has been commissioned by none other than Mondo (see related posts here and here and here).

Via laurentdurieux.com

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In honor of the Oscars, which happened just a few days ago, we thought we’d take a look at the stellar nominee posters featured throughout the broadcast. The Mill, visual effects, animation and design studio with offices in London, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, created these fantastic pieces, along with other elements of the show package, including Nomination and In Memoriam sequences. These posters are really quite beautiful and capture the essence of each film. They work well on their own, as still posters, and even better when sequenced together for the broadcast. Fantastic work! Below are just Best Picture nominees, check out their blog for many more.

Via themillblog.com

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London-based designer Scott Woolston is wildly talented with a really impressive body of work. His eclectic style suits his focus on film and television marketing perfectly. Woolston clearly has a keen ability to translate sometimes complex concepts into visual feasts. Admittedly, we may be suffering from a case of design envy. Great work!

Via scottwoolston.prosite.com

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We have a certain fondness for movie posters, and we love this series for its totally fresh take. Italian art director Salvatore Zanfrisco illustrates iconic sound bites from cult movies, using sound waves as the basis… “celebrating the ultimate way to enjoy cinema – by ears.”

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Who doesn’t love a good movie poster? The marriage of type and image is something that gets designers excited (us included). And some just really strike a balance. This take on the Stephen King novel turned movie by Belgian designer/illustrator Levente Szabó is one such example. We love the concept, executed in a fitting bold, graphic style. As well as the perspective of the illustration inside the axe silo. Though the size and placement of the type probably wouldn’t fly on a real movie poster, we do appreciate his choice of typeface… it compliments the bold, yet slightly rough illustrative style.

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As the summer movie season ramps up so does the barrage of movie posters. Most are not great (or even good), but these limited-edition Iron Man 3 posters by Uruguayan illustrator/designer Martin Ansin set the bar really high. Though these posters went on sale (and quickly sold out) at Mondo earlier this month, we can’t help but ogle at these superior specimens of cinematic posters, which feature metallic inks. These standard and color variant prints feature not only Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, but also Don Cheadle as Iron Patriot, Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, Ben Kingsley as the Mandarin and scenes from the movie. Mondo really is the go-to spot for prints and memorabilia (here and here and here), and this is a fantastic addition.

Via martinansin.com

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In keeping with the theme of movie posters, we want to take an opportunity to showcase the excellent work of Los Angeles-based design firm DKNG (see our previous post here). This time it’s for the iconic 1980s film Big Top Pee-Wee. We love the clean lines and attention to so many details. It’s no surprise that the limited-edition poster sold out on Mondo the DAY it was released.

Via dkngstudios.com

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Just in time for the Oscars, which take place this Sunday, creative genius Olly Moss (here and here) designed this amazing poster, featuring Best Picture Academy Awards from the past 85 years… each represented by its main character. Moss’s work never ceases to amaze and delight.

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We always appreciate well executed reinterpretations of movie and TV posters (think Olly Moss and Mondo). We recently came across some work of New York-based designer/art director Laz Marquez, and he certainly falls into that category. Marquez’s ability to mix up his style seems to be a strength here; He does not employ one particular style for all of these works, but rather adjusts his style based on the subject matter.

Via lazmarquez.com

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