Shutterstock Creates Eye-popping Oscar-themed Pop Art
Reimagined posters for this year's Oscar-nominated films pay homage to the great pop artists.
Are your peepers still inflamed from weeping along with the totes emosh winners of Sunday night’s Oscars? Here’s a sight for sore eyes in the form of eight stunning posters that re-interpret the movies nominated for this year's Best Picture award.
A tradition among designers at the tech and image company Shutterstock, this is the company's seventh annual Oscar-themed poster series. It sees the creation of alternative movie posters for the Academy Awards Best Picture nominees, following the aesthetics of such artists as Richard Hamiltion, the founder of pop art and the inspiration behind designer Thanh Nguyen's reworking of A Star Is Born – see a time-lapse video of its creation above.
Bohemian Rhapsody, by Alice Lee, inspired by Andy Warhol
The team of designers took new slants on each of the films using Shutterstock’s library as inspiration. Some of these inventive designs are direct tributes to renowned artists, such as Hamilton, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. While others take elements from the other movements, such as the comic book style of Jack Kirby.
Roma, by JC Moreno, inspired by Jack Kirby
“This project is one that our designers look forward to each year,” said Shutterstock’s VP of creative, Mike McCabe. “This year’s nominations allowed us to really stretch our creative limits. Each film has a strong protagonist that we illustrated by using design assets that reflect a specific artistic style or movement, elevating each character to the realm of fine art.”
The Favourite, by Flo Lau, inspired by Roy Lichtenstein
Vice, by Jennifer Forrest, inspired by Sister Mary Corita Kent
Black Panther, by Jac Castillo, inspired by Daniel Danger
BlacKkKlansman, by Brenda Luu, inspired by Kehinde Wiley
Green Book, by Rose-Ann Reynolds, inspired by Tony Fitzpatrick
Explore the full 2019 Oscar Pop! poster series here.