Reimagined cult movie posters

There’s something about a really nicely designed film poster that makes me feel very happy inside. When it captures the essence of the film and is simultaneously gorgeous to look at it makes me feel slightly giddy, which is why I love the fact that there is a growing contingent of designers who are reimagining film posters purely for kicks and giggles. While some don’t need reimagining (I’m thinking Pulp Fiction and Clockwork Orange for example), others are vastly improved (look at most of Olly Moss‘ work for Empire).

Speckyboy also posted a whole bunch of rather snazzy reimagined cult movie posters, so I thought I’d do a wrapup of my favourite ones…

Which ones are your favourites?

Published by Luke

Luke is one of Ubelly’s resident social media guys, occasionally switching hats for a bit of design. He is the in-house meme expert, uses foursquare a little too much and gets hot under the collar when it comes to design, usability and gorgeous code.

3 Comments So Far, what do you think?

  1. Phoenix Dark

    I love the Pulp Fiction one — it hints at the violence in the film, but completely leaves out any mention of guns. You could also argue that the contrast of the red and the black represents the theme of choice in the film, as with Butch choosing to go back for Marcellus. Perhaps that is reading too much into it.

  2. Luke

    I love the Social Network one in the header image. Olly Moss did it for Empire and I just think it’s really quite clever :)

    If you like the Pulp Fiction one, the same artist has done a load more here: http://geektyrant.com/news/2009/12/29/quentin-tarantino-movie-poster-art-re-imagined.html

  3. Ann

    Definitely the ‘Monthy Python and the Holy Grail one’ =)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/brandonschaefer/4776693139/in/set-72157626685429191

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