Pop Goes the Oscar! Alternative posters for the Oscar Nominated Films
I found this alternative look at the Oscar nominated movies for Best Picture over at IndieWire so arresting I had to share it. Marking the 30th anniversary of Andy Warhol’s death, the designers at Shutterstock re-imagined the posters as part of their annual Oscar Pop! poster series.
“Moonlight” (Artist Inspiration: Peter Blake)
“The film is split into three chapters in Chiron’s life, so I incorporated Peter Blake’s use of grids, as well as simplified imagery, to represent the forces that shaped his life.” — Kate Crotty.
Manchester by the Sea (Artist Inspiration: Ed Ruscha)
“The two Ruscha-like drawings represent Manchester by the Sea’s multiple timelines —the top illustrates the foreshadowing of the film’s climax and the lower portion reflects the quiet heartbreak of its aftermath.” — Eric Sams
Lion (Artist Inspiration: Bruce Gray)
“[The film’s] sense of chaos and fragmentation reminded me of Bruce Gray’s work. I matched the segmented circles from Gray’s paintings with a key element from Lion, the Jalebi, an Indian dessert that triggered memories of home for Saroo.” — Flo Lau
La La Land (Artist Inspiration: Eduardo Paolozzi)
“I felt the colorful collage work of Eduardo Paolozzi matched this feeling of old and
new. Just like the film, his work has a feeling of energy and fantasy with serious undertones.” — Abbey Katz
Hidden Figures (Artist Inspiration: Idelle Weber)
“[The film] made me think of another woman in the 1960s whose work went unrecognized because of discrimination – the artist Idelle Weber. I used her signature silhouette style to frame the characters in the film.” — Alice Li
Hell or High Water (Artist Inspiration: Robert Rauschenberg)
“Like Robert Rauschenberg’s“ combines,” the film has a strong undercurrent of political references and often makes unexpected comparisons between the socio-political climate of the past and present.” — Michael Wong
Hacksaw Ridge (Artist Inspiration: Richard Hamilton)
“Inspired by Richard Hamilton’s style, I gave each piece a cutout aesthetic and substituted the real soldiers for toys.” — Brandon Lee
Fences (Artist Inspiration: Andy Warhol)
“Watching ‘Fences,’ I was struck by the frequent presence of a tethered baseball; it seemed to act as a symbol for unfulfilled dreams and stunted potential. I recreated it in the style of Andy Warhol’s gun series. That series was a commentary on culture and mortality, which seemed like a good fit for this poignant film.” — Terrence Morash
Arrival (Artist Inspiration: Roy Lichtenstein)
“I love Lichtenstein’s comic style and bold colors, and I used it to bring a totally different perspective to ‘Arrival’ by adding a sense of fun. I made Amy Adams’ character into one of Lichtenstein’s heroines, trying to make sense of her extraordinary situation.” — Alice Lee
I’d love to see posters for Hollywood movies take on a more artistic stance. Wouldn’t you?