Film on Paper has been called to my attention a couple of times in the past few weeks. It is a new website again dedicated to the art of the movie poster. It offers up a broad spectrum of work produced in that vein over the last several decades and is a pretty great mishmash of both then and now. Movie poster art is back on the rise and definitely in popular demand. Hopefully the studios will get on board and start hiring artists and designers to produce memorable artistic posters once again as opposed to a giant photo of the leading actors face that’s ready to go straight onto the DVD packaging.
Unless you have worked closely with me in the Changethethought studio or you happen to be a close family member you might not know that I am a certified silkscreen movie poster fanatic. I have recently begun living my dream of finally being able to collect Mondo Alamo Drafthouse Posters and have been on a bit of a rampage lately. I was recently turned onto the site Reelizer which pulls together some of the best fan art available and works as a good archive of what has been done in the fanart realm. There is definitely an increasing demand in this market and it’s great to finally see so many talented people emerging to create artwork around some of their favorite films.