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Highly Recommended. By Frédéric Claquin and Jack Woodhams. Long before the advent of social networks, the first, and sometimes only, visual contact you may have had with a movie was its poster. To return to this enlightened approach and escape the hard selling marketing campaigns of today’s releases, this book pays tribute to the artists who celebrate the era when cinematographic posters made us dream. Contemporary work of 58 different artists from the PosterSpy art community, one of the most influential groups devoted to alternative posters. Nearly 300 posters cover a diverse range of genres and eras, from pop culture favorites like Star Wars and Goonies to the Wes Anderson filmography to horror and sci-fi classics.

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Long before the advent of social networks, the first, and sometimes only, visual contact you may have had with a movie was its poster. To return to this enlightened approach and escape the hard selling marketing campaigns of today’s releases, this book pays tribute to the artists who celebrate the era when cinematographic posters made us dream. Contemporary work of 58 different artists from the PosterSpy art community, one of the most influential groups devoted to alternative posters. Nearly 300 posters cover a diverse range of genres and eras, from pop culture favorites like Star Wars and Goonies to the Wes Anderson filmography to horror and sci-fi classics.

Each piece reveals intensely creative and detailed representations of films that ask the viewer to see the film in a new way and challenges the visual package included with the original release.

This is quite amazing. Some pieces look just like they should be the real posters, but, no, they are not. They have been drawn and photo-shopped and created by fans of the films who are also artists, who reveal their love for each movie in the highly detailed work found here. It's inspiring, it's different, and I was sorely hard-pressed to pick out just four images to show you--I could have picked out dozens.

Artists include John Keaveney, Matt Griffin, Rich Davies, and Simon Carpenter, each of whom we have picked to show you here.

We don't recognize any of these creators, but then they are cutting-edge contemporary men and women simply indulging their love for films, while they may or not be professionals...even though most of the work here does feel thoroughly professional.

More names to contemplate: The Dark Inker (Stephen Samson), SG Posters (Eileen Steinbach), Matt Talbot, Laura Racero, Kevin Tiernan, Joshua Kelly (J-Monster Art), Harlan Elam, Dres 13/Andre Greppi, Dave Stafford, Ben Turner, et al.

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Item Code POSTEH
Publisher Schiffer
Publish Date 2018
ISBN 9780764354755
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 9x11
# Pages 240pg
Color Full Color
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