A movie poster paints a thousand words. Or maybe scenes and camera angles to be more precise. The release of a movie poster is not only a form of advertising, but also an artistic snapshot that attempts to encompass the entirety of a movie on one page alone.
Movie posters are compelling, energetic and powerful, and are an artistic medium in and of themselves. They light a fire in the pit of future movie goers’ and film lovers’ stomachs, stirring up excitement and anticipation for the film release, and getting the fans guessing on what will happen in the story.
One of the greatest, most interesting things about movie posters is that there is no strict set of rules that must be abided by to create them. Each composition has its own story to tell, and the artistic styles vary so significantly, making each poster original and an exciting sight to behold.
Each artist we have exhibited presents movie poster remakes and portrays their personal interpretation of the essence of the characters, the lives they live and the genre of the movie, not only displaying their creative prowess, but also their undeniable love for the movies.
Benjamin Terdik, Hungary
Benjamin Terdik is a Hungarian freelance illustrator and poster artist.
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Directed by Hal Needham. With Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed, Mike Henry.
Directed by Tim Miller. With Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein.
Krzysztof Domaradzki, Poland
Krzysztof Domaradzki is an artist, graphic designer and illustrator from Poznan, Poland. He has recently focused on creating limited editions silkscreened posters either licensed or privately commissioned. He seeks to combine his fondness of drawing, love for film and typography, minimalistic design and attention to detail.
Gangs of New York (2002)
Directed by Martin Scorsese. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jim Broadbent.
The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005 – 2012)
Directed by Christopher Nolan. With Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine.
Rich Davies, UK
Over the last few years graphic designer and illustrator Richard Davis has gradually built up an impressive client base, from large film studios such as Disney and Twentieth Century Fox to world renowned publishers such as Rolling Stone and Conde Nast. His commercial work has also led him to exhibit in various galleries in Los Angeles, New York, Marseille, Vienna and Zurich as well as published in various design and pop culture publications throughout the world.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Directed by James Cameron. With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick.
Jurassic Park (1993)
Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough.
The Mandalorian TV Series (2019)
Created by Jon Favreau. With Pedro Pascal, Carl Weathers, Rio Hackford, Gina Carano.
Alexey Kot, Belarus
Alexey Kot is a freelance illustrator and poster artist from Minsk, Belarus.
The Aviator (2004)
Directed by Martin Scorsese. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly.
Directed by John Hillcoat. With Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce, Jason Clarke.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Directed by Gareth Edwards. With Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen.
Robert Sammelin, Sweden
Robert Sammelin is a self taught concept artist, illustrator, graphic designer and comics creator. He works as concept Art Director at Embark Studios and makes comics and illustrates on the side.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Directed by Tobe Hooper. With Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain.
Directed by Ivan Reitman. With Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis.
Directed by Sam Raimi. With Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Colin Friels, Larry Drake.
Directed by James Mangold. With Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook.
César Moreno, Mexico
César is an Illustrator and Art Director from Cancún, Mexico.
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Directed by John Carpenter. With Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, James Hong.
Friday the 13th Part VIII – Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
Directed by Rob Hedden. With Jensen Daggett, Kane Hodder, Todd Caldecott, Tiffany Paulsen.
Rocky and Creed (film series 1976 -2015)
Directed by Henry Selick. With Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Jennifer Saunders.
Kyle Lambert, USA
Kyle Lambert is an L.A. based artist, who is known for creating illustrated Movie Posters for the entertainment industry. Most notably, Kyle illustrates the iconic key art for Stranger Things, the award winning Netflix series.
The Thing (1982)
Directed by John Carpenter. With Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur.
Directed by Joe Johnston. With Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt, Jonathan Hyde.
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Directed by Bill Condon. With Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad.
Stranger Things TV Series (2016) – Original Poster
Series created by Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer. With Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder, David Harbour.
Ise Ananphada, Thailand
Freelance illustrator and poster art creator Ise Ananphada is known for her delicate illustration of women and the female form all presented in a throwback vintage style.
Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. With Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta.
The Fall (2006)
Directed by Tarsem Singh. With Lee Pace, Catinca Untaru, Justine Waddell, Kim Uylenbroek.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Directed by Wes Anderson. With Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody.
Juan Esteban Rodríguez, Spain
Juan Esteban Rodríguez works as a freelance illustrator in Valencia, Spain. His illustrations have been published through a variety of projects, from film posters and ad campaigns through to editorials and book covers.
Directed by Paul Verhoeven. With Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O’Herlihy, Ronny Cox.
There Will Be Blood (2007)
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. With Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds, Martin Stringer.
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003)
Directed by Peter Jackson. With Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom.
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Flore Maquin, France
Flore Maquin is a 29 years graphic artist based in Paris, and passionate about pop culture, design and cinema. She creates revisited movie posters, often in the form of digital painting. She was the creator of the 2018 & 2019 Cannes Film Festival posters.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Directed by Quentin Tarantino. With Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen.
Wonder Woman (2017)
Directed by Patty Jenkins. With Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Lucy Davis.
Michal Krasnopolski, Poland
Michal Krasnopolski is an award winning graphic designer and art director living and working in Warsaw, Poland. His selected clients include Bad Robot, Lionsgate and Paramount Pictures.
12 Angry Men (1957)
Directed by Sidney Lumet. With Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler.
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Directed by Barry Levinson. With Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tom. T. Tran, Chintara Sukapatana.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott.
Directed by Christopher Nolan. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe.
Bartosz Kosowski, Poland
Bartosz Kosowski is an illustrator and poster artist based in Lodz, Poland. Dealing mostly with posters, portraits and editorial illustrations, he has been lucky enough to create award winning posters for numerous films and he has cooperated with such clients as Legendary Pictures, Apple, Canal + and Netflix, just to name a few.
Directed by David Lynch. With Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates.
Directed by James Cameron. With Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez.
Directed by Ridley Scott. With Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed.
Darya Shnykina, Russia
Darya Shnykina is an independent artist and illustrator from Moscow, Russia. Her work has been published in a number of books and publications, as well as exhibited in various galleries and fairs. She also had an opportunity to start her own illustration short course and give a few successful workshops and lectures.
Wind River (2017)
Directed by Taylor Sheridan. With Kelsey Asbille, Jeremy Renner, Julia Jones, Teo Briones.
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Directed by Denis Villeneuve. With Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista.
Davide Morettini, Italy
Davide Morettini is an Italian artist, illustrator and painter. His favourite technique is the use of watercolors, which he also uses for creating editorial illustrations for magazines such as The New Yorker.
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Directed by Michael Mann. With Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means, Eric Schweig.
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Directed by Stanley Kubrick. With Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Todd Field, Sydney Pollack.
Nicolas Alejandro Barbera, Argentina
Nicolas Alejandro Barbera is an independent illustrator and graphic designer living in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Star Wars Trilogy (1977 – 1983)
Directed by George Lucas. With Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness.
Back to the Future Trilogy (1985 – 1990)
Directed by Robert Zemeckis. With Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover.
Paul Shipper, UK
Paul Shipper is a freelance illustrator best known for producing key art and imagery for film, entertainment and advertising. While remaining constant to his ‘retro’ vision, the artwork he creates has a modern appeal which is beneficial to his growing client base. His illustrative art is used by studios such as CBS, Disney, El Rey, Fox, ITV, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Netflix, Universal, Warner Bros.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace.
Killing Gunther (2017)
Directed by Taran Killam. With Cobie Smulders, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hannah Simone, Taran Killam.
Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017)
Directed by Rian Johnson. With Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher.
Robert Cybulski, Poland
Robert Cybulski is a Polish graphic designer and photographer who designs brands, does website layouts, prepares sales presentations, posters and promotional materials for companies. Apart from his work, he also creates digital illustration and photography.
The Blues Brothers (1980)
Directed by John Landis. With John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway, John Candy.
Directed by Mel Gibson. With Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen.
Directed by James Cameron. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates.
The Great Gatsby (2013)
Directed by Baz Luhrmann. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire.
Sveta Shubina, Russia
Sveta Shubina is a freelance graphic designer from Russia, specializing in creating logotypes, corporate identity and illustrations.
Taxi Driver (1976)
Directed by Martin Scorsese. With Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks.
Escape from New York (1981)
Directed by John Carpenter. With Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence.
Directed by Kevin Smith. With Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Bud Cort.
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Directed by George Miller. With Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz.
Ignacio RC, Spain
Ignacio is a Spanish freelance illustrator whose work is mainly focused on cinema and pop culture.
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. With Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Directed by James Cameron. With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick.
Grzegorz Domaradzki, Poland
Grzegorz Domaradzki, aka ”Gabz” is a Polish graphic designer, creator of posters and illustrations, art and cinema enthusiast. He has been creating alternative posters for various blockbusters in the world of cinematography.
First Blood (1982)
Directed by Ted Kotcheff. With Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna, Bill McKinney.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Directed by Jonathan Demme. With Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons.
Indiana Jones Trilogy (1981 – 1989)
Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Sean Connery, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott.
Emma Bevan, UK
Emma Bevan is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator with a strong sense of urgency and a genuine love and passion for creative designing.
Forrest Gump (1994)
Directed by Robert Zemeckis. With Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field.
Directed by Lenny Abrahamson. With Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Wendy Crewson.
Tom Haugomat, France
Tom Haugomat is an illustrator based in Paris, France. His works have been shown in prestigious publications such as XXI and Le Monde.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Directed by Stanley Kubrick. With Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter.
Portuguese illustrator and graphic designer operating under the monicker Daʊs. He has been trained in most analogue and digital image-making techniques, having developed a special interest in creating album artwork and experimenting with augmented reality.
Directed by Christopher Nolan. With Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy.
Petter Schölander, Sweden
Petter Schölander is a 3D artist, animator and graphic designer from Sweden but living in London. Some of his recent clients include Universal Music Group, Google, The Stanley Kubrick Estate, The Design Museum and Interscope Records.
Directed by Katsuhiro Ôtomo. With Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshô Genda.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
Directed by Chris Columbus. With Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith.
Mirna Akram, Egypt
Mirna Akram is a graphic designer and product designer based in Cairo, Egypt.
Léon: The Professional (1994)
Directed by Luc Besson. With Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Directed by Quentin Tarantino. With John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis.
Ladislas Chachignot, Spain
Ladislas Chachignot is a freelance artist working as an illustrator and digital artist who worked with clients such as Adobe, Make Up For Ever, Red Bull, Wired Magazine and Universal Music France.
Phantom Thread (2017)
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. With Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Julie Vollono.
Ryan Smallman is an independent illustrator, designer and comic book artist based in São Paulo, Brasil.
Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)
Directed by Jon Watts. With Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marisa Tomei.
Directed by Todd Phillips. With Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy.
Julien Rico Jr, France
Julien is a French graphic designer and poster artist.
The Incredible Hulk TV Series (1977 – 1982)
Created by Kenneth Johnson. With Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin, Charles Napier.
Smallville TV Series (2001 – 2011)
Created by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar. With Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, Kristin Kreuk.
The Batman (2021)
Directed by Matt Reeves. With Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Colin Farrell, Andy Serkis.
From 1950s vintage, to minimalism, to vibrant comic book style, to monochrome; our artists couldn’t be more different in their movie poster remakes, but they are unified in their exquisite interpretations of the world’s favourite movies that give us a mouth-watering taste of what to expect in the cinema.