Today’s Movie Poster Artists…

Click on the name or movie poster to learn more about each artist’s most famous posters…

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Olly Moss                                      Olly Moss Black Widow

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Chris Ware                                    Chris Ware 2

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Dan Clowes                                 Adrian Tomine

giant rolling roadshow 2011 poster jason munnfunny games poster

Jason Munn                                   Akiko Stehrenberger    1494-warriors_09

Tyler Stout

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Tim Doyle                                  David O’Daniel

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Best Book Cover Designs of 2012

Last week, The New York Times showed off its picks for the best book cover designs of 2012 — and if these featured book jackets are any indication, then they must have some great stories to tell…

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Blown Out

Every artist has suffered rejection — and now Francoise Mouly, art editor of The New Yorker mag, has a book out called Blown Covers that is dedicated to the many interesting, but perhaps too incendiary, potential covers submitted for their vaunted weekly — no doubt supplied by the likes of such high-profile contributors as Chris Ware, Dan Clowes, Maira Kalman, and Saul Steinberg.

Chris Ware Poster Ripoff?

Okay, I’m going all out geek on you today. Could Chris Ware’s hot-selling Uncle Boonmee movie poster possibly have been inspired by this Russian Star Wars movie poster from the 1970s? Probably not, but it’s worth a post.

License To Draw

Graphic novels have surged in popularity in the last decade — and not just comic books about superheroes. Arguably, the most inventive artwork of our time is now being done by indie cartoonists/graphic novelists. And they’ve also branched out into movie posters.

Here’s a few of my favorites from Chris Ware (author of Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid On Earth), Adrian Tomine, Dan Clowes (Wilson), and the creepy/touching/funny doc featuring one of the genre’s forefathers, Robert Crumb.