In a world of photoshopped posters, that feature every actor the studios wants you to see, there are still artists out there creating posters for those that love movies. These artists prove that the art of the movie poster is not dead. Many of these posters now come from privately own companies, such as Mondo, and independent theaters. Outlets such as these make in difficult for die hard fans to obtain those posters. Thankfully, the good people at Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. have begun to collect these posters in a easy to purchase book. Check out the press release and samples below for Alternative Movie Posters II: More Film Art from the Underground by Matthew Chojnacki (arriving in November).
Press Release: This second volume of cinematic eye candy further documents the quickly burgeoning underground film poster movement, a group of artists who challenge Hollywood’s marketing machine by bringing clever artwork and design back to movie posters. Nearly 100 emerging artists, with a dozen returning favorites, present their newly produced images. Cinematic visual masters Jason Edmiston, Gary Pullin, Akiko Stehrenberger, Randy Ortiz, Brandon Schaefer, Gabz, Dave Perillo, Chris Garofalo, Anthony Petrie, Godmachine, Tracie Ching, Clark Orr, Orlando Arocena, Steve Dressler, Paul Shipper, Tom Hodge, Luke Insect, and more additionally provide commentary and behind-the-scenes information. Movies illustrated include classics likeVertigo, Rosemary’s Baby, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, more recent hits such as Her and Drive, cult favoritesDazed and Confused and Donnie Darko, and childhood staples Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, and Labyrinth.
Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 203 color illustrations | 208 pp
ISBN13: 9780764349867 | Binding: hard cover | $34.99
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