Somewhat important movies tamed by alternative film titles

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By Low Lai Chow in New Film on Thursday 20 February 2014

Well, just because all movies in the world deserve a reality check. These alternative textual takes on these movie posters have the type of honest-to-goodness spin that we all know is far more true. They are priceless.

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Stained glass posters of famous 80s movies

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Saturday 14 December 2013

80s Movie Posters is a series of, well, 80s movie posters designed in the style of stained glass windows. Van Orton Design included iconic movies like Robocop, The Terminator, Blade Runner, and Back to the Future. The posters used bold lines as base for the illustration, then topped it with colorful and vibrant colors to give it that signature stained glass look. So now we have the glass windows, who can volunteer to make the rest of the 80s-inspired cathedral? Anyone?

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Beautiful work by Appalachian artist JJ Cromer

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By Autumn Whitehurst in New Art on Thursday 7 November 2013

The work of JJ Cromer is obsessive, sincere and beautiful. The self-taught artist grew up in Appalachia and now lives on a farm in the mountains of Virginia where he and his wife raise ducks and geese, grow fruit trees and maintain an apiary. There’s evidence of this environment in the highly stylized visual language […]

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Movie posters, viewed from behind

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Friday 23 August 2013

We love stuff that mess with our minds, so it’s great to see just what ad agency Y&R Sao Paulo and photographer Lúcio Cunha did to promote a new surround sound home theater system: they took the otherwise instantly recognizable movie posters of films such as Kill Bill, Forrest Gump and Pretty Woman, then imagined how the flip side of these posters would look and showed what they looked like, viewed from behind. What an ingenious solution.

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Minimalistic car movie posters by Jesús Prudencio

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By Sean Alves in New Design on Thursday 22 August 2013

Jesús Prudencio is a graphic/web and illustrator currently living and working in Spain. His series Cars, And Films, is a combination of both his love of film and cars. These minimalistic film posters communicate an overall look and feel, which gives us a sense of insight into the films’ themes.

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A bunch of crock: political commentary by Safwat Saleem

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Thursday 27 June 2013

A bunch of crock is a project Safwat Saleem started to make a very clear point about how most political campaigns are complete lies. The art exhibit gets straight to the point by showing you what politicians want you to see, then exposing what they’ve actually been saying. I appreciate being told the truth for […]

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Nine incredible Star Wars VII posters made by fans

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Tuesday 14 May 2013

These nine Star War fan posters are pretty exceptional, so we think they deserve some recognition. The stylish and epic photographs make for impressive poster ideas in anticipation of the new film. So, does this fan art make you feel the force?

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Posters inspired by classic quotes by Evan Robertson

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By Sara Halas in New Illustration on Friday 10 May 2013

New York based graphic designer Evan Robertson has created posters inspired by his favourite quotes from literary geniuses such as Fitzgerald, T.S Eliot and Hemingway. Each time he came across a ‘little jewel’ of a sentence” he would ‘let the words be a springboard for an illustration’. He hopes to engage both the mind and […]

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Super cool poster designs by Tyler Stout

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By Ed Tucker in New Art on Monday 8 April 2013

Tyler Stout makes some jolly nice posters. See? Straightforward, no-messing line work that’s sometimes fluid and sometimes very satisfyingly angular.

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Important smartphone etiquette posters

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Monday 21 January 2013

We’ve all experienced it. Being stuck in a confined space while having someone’s loud phone conversation forced upon you, or that person who constantly has to check their phone while you’re at dinner, or maybe even that person who has to Instagram everything they see. Yeah, you know what we’re talking about. And luckily, Ted Slampyack from Art of Manliness feels our pain, because he made a series of retro-style posters warning against bad smartphone etiquette.

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Negative feedback turned into limited edition posters

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By Ed Tucker in New Design on Friday 7 December 2012

This website is just great. What’s your best bit of worst feedback from a client? Ireland’s creative community got together to make theirs into limited edition posters in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital, and the results, billed as ‘a creative catharsis’ make for a wealth of ingeneously rendered hilarity. A lot of frustration released, you feel, and a lot of money raised for charity – fantastic all round.

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Brilliant 1938 Japanese gas attack posters

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Friday 16 November 2012

In 1938 after the Japan-China war, Japanese government and the Red Cross teamed up to create a series of precautionary posters concerning the Anti-Aircraft Defense Law. This law required citizens to be aware of the possibility of gas attacks and the protective measures they should take incase one actually happens. These posters demonstrate proper gas mask-wearing techniques, what to do if gas comes in contact with your skin, and even how to protect your children.

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Warhol vs. Lichtenstein: an art show by JP Cuison

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By Erin Emocling in New Art on Friday 26 October 2012

In Manila, designer and illustrator JP Cuison is known for Gigzilla, his very own independent lifestyle brand of eye-catching gig posters. In his third upcoming solo exhibit, entitled Warhol vs. Lichtenstein, he recreates a rad brawl between two of the most influential artists in pop culture. See his artworks live in action (including undercard fights of Doraemon vs Hello Kitty, Murakami vs Nara, and many others) from November 18 to December 11 at Ronac Art Center, Manila.

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Gig posters designed by Houston’s Shelby Hohl

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By Al Saulso in New Design on Monday 1 October 2012

Shelby Hohl, a native Houstonian, has been cranking out wonderful, strange and highly colorful music posters for bands such as the Flaming Lips, Stereolab, Ericka Badu and every other band that has touched Houston soil. His posters are instant collectors items. That’s why so many are just ripped off the wall as soon as they go up.

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Poster art by Kii Arens

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By Brad Lamers in New Design on Monday 3 September 2012

I recently went to see a Pulp concert in Pomona and later stumbled on Kii Arens’ awesome poster from the show. His website is full of great posters with a very unique and refreshing take on Pop Art.

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