Movie Posters II
emily blunt review
any movie enthusiast will devour this festive visual feast of
fabulous film art. A large collection of "underground”
artists are back in this second volume of big bold bouncy alternative
movie poster art.
The oversized book is immediately going to take charge of your
mind’s happy place. That time, imagined, or real, when movie
posters taunted and teased you into wanting to see a film just
by its visual seduction before you. Back when poster art was real;
unlike the current trend of huge title, generic photo-image, and
the bazillion credit names below.
The artists have taken well known (some obscure-ish) movies and
created, in many cases, mind-blowing, provocative images that
reawaken your need to see more of this reimagined age of the movie
poster…and you actually can, as this is the second volume.
introduction, again by Matthew Chojnacki (editor), lets us know
that his first marvelous volume brought a few of these artists
paying art jobs from the movie studios open to going back to real
movie poster art over cut and paste blasé faire!
from, The Third Man to The Man with the Golden Gun,
Chainsaw Massacre, to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,
each poster is unique; simply, sometimes subtly, often overtly,
of the many featured artists give us two movie posters, and a
short quip on their influences etc. The wonderful part is seeing
the artistic signature of these amazing talents - their singular
styles radiate off the page. The two version’s of Taxi
Driver (one reprised from the cover of Alternative
Movie Posters Vol. 1) are in immediate need of becoming wall
adornments in fancy gilded frames.
fact, you may want to just go ahead and get two copies of each
volume, so you can snip out a few of the more coveted pieces and
display as the fine pop art they are. Proudly place the other
upon a traffic-area table to share with lucky friends; though
perhaps you'll need curator’s white linen gloves - as this
is one helluva insta-art collection.