Before Photoshop, there was Drew Struzan. If you’re not familiar with the name, he just made – oh, I don’t know – pretty much every iconic movie poster in the past 40 years. Drew Struzan is the artist behind movie posters for Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, Rambo, and the Star Wars saga. He has over 150 movie posters under his belt, not to mention countless album covers, collectibles, and book covers.
When a film is released today, it’s treated as a brand. Like a burger chain’s logo, artwork for posters and Blu-ray covers barely change between markets. But back in the 70s it was a different story. So when indie horror The Texas Chainsaw Massacre deservedly became a global sensation, distributors from Germany to Ghana had […]
In most theaters, you can expect to see the same, mass-produced movie posters. They don’t vary at all because essentialy they’re carrying the movie’s brand. But in some countries that lack the money for the legal rights to the movies brand, custom illustrated posters still flourish. Check out these illegally produced movie posters from foreign countries. The artists […]
We see a lot of artists creating fan art these days, but the Latvian-based illustrator, Harijs Grundmanis, is killing it with his outstanding posters. Too bad you have to go to special screenings in Latvia to enjoy these illustrations.
In honor of the 85th anniversary of the Oscars, the designers at Shutterstock have created Pop Art movie posters for each of the Best Picture nominees. Drawing inspiration from Pop Art greats such as Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Indiana, and Keith Haring, each Oscar nominee gets its own Pop Art makeover. Now […]
TextaQueen (TQ) takes felt tip markers to a whole new level. They are used to create larger than life portraits full of detail and complexity. TQ’s series of movie posters titled We Don’t Need Another Hero, references a pop cultural format, using humour to comment seriously on the effects of colonialism on Indigenous and other people of colour.
These typography movie posters are as simple as they are brilliant. Patrik Svensson clearly needs little to convey the quintessential message of these films.