Movie Posters Re-imag­ined

Fan-tas­tic This col­lec­tion of in­no­va­tive posters for cult films re­minds us what we’re miss­ing in this era of sou­less movie mar­ket­ing

ImagineFX: Sci-fi & Fantasy Art magazine - - Inspiration Books - Ed­i­tor Ka­tri­ona Fe­in­stein

What ever hap­pened to the art of the film poster? Th­ese days, you’re more likely to see a bland, for­mu­laic col­lage of Pho­to­shop cutouts than the beau­ti­fully crafted art­work we used to en­joy from the likes of Drew Struzan and John Alvin. It’s that lost age this col­lec­tion seeks to re­cap­ture. And by and large, it suc­ceeds pretty darned well.

Here, cult films such as Psy­cho, Blade Run­ner, Blue Vel­vet and The Big Le­bowski get stun­ning new poster art by graphic de­sign­ers such as Grimb, Coop, O’Connell, Alderete, Hertz, Pullin and more. We par­tic­u­larly love the Saul Bass-es­que in­ter­pre­ta­tion of In­cep­tion from Matt Nee­dle, Rodolfo Reyes’ art deco take on Iron Man, and Van Or­ton De­sign’s rein­ven­tion of Teen Wolf (yes, re­ally). Many of the films crop up more than once and it’s fas­ci­nat­ing to see dif­fer­ent artists’ take on films.

This isn’t just a col­lec­tion of pic­tures. Each poster comes with a quote or piece of trivia, in­for­ma­tion about the film and brief notes from the artist.

All in all, this hard­back would make a cool gift for any cinephile. Or you could just buy it your­self and spend away an evening or two por­ing over it.

The artist God­ma­chine wanted to “show how Ri­p­ley and the alien are as im­por­tant as each other.”

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