Alternative movie posters you’ll love more than the originals

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 1 November 2013

Movie buffs will love exploring these colorful movie posters, found in the new book Alternative Movie Posters: Film Art from the Underground. Featuring 200 posters from 100 artists, this book brings back the movie posters of yesteryear when art was a major factor in film campaigns.

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Origin stories as art posters

Jake Sheridan Contributor

By Jake Sheridan in New Design on Friday 25 October 2013

Take the origin story from different pieces of pop culture, distill it down to the essentials, and put that in poster form. What do you have? You have The Ninja Bots Origin series. With origins ranging from The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Batman to even The Powerpuff Girls, there’s something for everyone.

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Hand-drawn movie posters from The Exiled Elite

Matt Warren Reader Find

By Matt Warren in New Art on Sunday 23 December 2012

Created through a passion for film, art and illustration, The Exiled Elite provide pencil drawn alternative movie posters of cult and classic films relevant in pop culture. The design and composition are influenced by the films’ characters and themes, and draw inspiration from the movies’ color palette and imagery.

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Stylized movie posters by Oliver Shilling

Connie Lim Reader Find

By Connie Lim in New Design on Wednesday 22 August 2012

As a big fan of Chuck Palahniuk’s writing and his Twitter feed, I stumbled across Oliver Shilling’s stylized movie posters. He’s a graphic designer with great skill with text and fonts and uses washed out colors that give a mood unto itself. A bit somber, but then again, the posters he’s designed, such as Clockwork Orange, Fight Club, and Shutter Island, all have that feel in common. Incidentally, all the posters he has redesigned happen to be on my favorite movies list. I’m a big fan.

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Minimalistic movie posters designed by Daniel Enders

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Wednesday 25 July 2012

I’m a bit obsessed with all things minimalistic, and I also happen to love these two movies, so I couldn’t resist these poster designs. Daniel Enders is a designer and illustrator based in Indiana, and his minimalistic movie posters are probably my favorite of any I’ve seen. I’m a firm believer that Less is More, although I do wish he had made more of these posters.

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Pieces of art from single images within cult films

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Art on Saturday 12 March 2011

As our friends at Shortlist have noted, Italian artist Massimo Carnevale ‘uses a digital drawing tablet and Photoshop to create pieces of art from single images within the films he watches’.

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