Movie posters are powerful things.
They are often instrumental in us forming opinions of a film long before we sit down in a cinema and give a sense of visual style and story to the increasingly lavish and diverse marketing that marks the release of many movies.
So notable are movie posters that many have gone to become icons in their own right – think Star Wars, The Silence of the Lambs, Singing in the Rain, Jurassic Park and Metropolis to name just five – and it can be intimidating to even think of placing your own stamp on them.
But Sydney, Australia-based artist Pete Majarich has taken up the challenge at his blog A Movie Poster a Day creating brand new posters for a slew of well-known and well-loved movies in his own highly-distinctive style.
Much like covering a song, which either has to be done well or not at all, Majarich has masterfully given a whole new perspective on many films, using clean lines, visually-arresting symbols and an admirably simple approach that is nothing short of brilliant.
(source: Laughing Squid)