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
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.”