Thursday, 17 May 2012

Movie Poster Art: 2001 A Space Odyssey (1968)

I have a real love for movie posters, mostly from growing up in the 80's with the stunning painted posters from the likes of Drew Struzan, Bob Peak, John Alvin, Renato Casaro and Richard Amsel.

Posters of today generally look like generic rubbish that look like they're quickly put together from a Photoshop template (mostly, although not exclusively, just Rom-Coms it would seem). My appreciation now continues with the new breed of poster artists. Artists like Adam Rabalais, Jason Edmiston, Justin Erickson, Ken Taylor, Olly Moss, Tyler Stout and many more that I've previously been featuring in my 'The Art Of Pop Culture' posts as well as the lots of fan art that can be found on websites like Deviant Art and Flickr.

So, to show my appreciation of poster art, I'll be showcasing some of the official posters and art work, as well as some of the fan-made posters, from some iconic and, in most cases, my favourite movies; starting with Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film '2001 - A Space Odyssey'.

Advance Teaser Poster
As always more after the jump, and click to embiggen.
Official Posters
by Robert McCall
by Robert McCall
by Mike Kaplan
by Robert McCall
 US 3D Poster
by Mike Kaplan
Hungarian Poster
Lobby Card
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Fan Posters
by Adam Maida
by Adam Rabalais
 by Change The Thought
by Daniel Norris
by David O'Daniel
by Dean Walton
by James White
by Jay Ryan
by Matt Ferguson
by Olivia Sabo
by Owain Wilson
by Tim Doyle
by Brandon Schaefer
by Brandon Schaefer
by Brandon Schaefer
by Laz Marquez
by Justin Van Genderen
by Glen O'Neil