Done right, alternative movie posters can be fantastic works of art. Done wrong, they look like minimalist Olly Moss rip offs. Thankfully Print Club London’s Soho House commissioned series is the former.
Print Club London are currently curating a selection of illustrations and print 12 alternative film posters commissioned by Soho House for their Electric Cinema venue in Notting Hill. Artists Hattie Stewart, HelloVon, Anthony Burrill and Ed Wood have created unique works inspired by World War Z, Lincoln, The Great Gatsby, Gangster Squad, Rush, Anchorman 2, and a few more.
Hunger Games: Catching Fire by Hattie Stewart, edition of 100, £60
Print Club London state on their website that “The poster series was inspired by Soho House designer Ed Wood’s weekly illustrated posters for the Electric Cinema, which soon developed a fan-base of people wishing to buy and take home his designs.”
Head on over to the Print Club London website to have a look at the full series.
2013 has seen a boom in popularity in the world of alternative movie posters. Studios are really starting to see the added marketing potential that the mediu, offers and the quality of what is out there has really skyrocketed. This must have given Shortlist a major dilemma when they, well, shortlisted some of what they have selected as the best movie posters of 2013 and are asking you to vote for your favourite.
We’ve assembled 20 of the greatest examples and we want you to vote for your favourite. As an added incentive, one lucky voter will also nab a copy of the winning poster for their wall.
There are some really strong contenders in here and it is great to see Shortlist supporting so many independent artists and the work they have produced and to not be entirely dominated by Mondo. The difficult part is choosing just one to vote for! To vote, and to be in with a chance of taking home the winning poster, head on over to Shortlist.com before December 19th.
For me to pick one will be an incredibly difficult task. It is difficult to not be swayed by the source material but I intend to choose based completely on the artwork itself and it’s representation of the movie.
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