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.

Chris Ware Movie Posters!

Last year, I mentioned super-smart graphic novelist, Chris Ware’s foray into the movie poster design business with The Savages.

Lately though Mr. Ware has been busy updating his one-sheet résumé with a couple more excellent Indie credits — namely, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives and The Realms of the Unreal, which was distributed solely at Sundance a few festivals ago — as his Hired GUn creations are extremely popular in the limited-edition market.

Realms of the Unreal, titles, Chris Ware from Jonathan Howells on Vimeo.