Movie posters these days have been ever more closely skewing to star power over substance, but Alternative Movie Posters: Film Art from the Underground is giving that sales-based practice a second look in hopes of re-envisioning one-sheets through a purely artistic lens.
Featuring 200 posters designed by more than 100 artists from 20 countries, the coffee table book covers everything from cult classics to popcorn favorites, Oscar winners to mainstream marvels. “These artists have single-handedly reinvented movie posters and did it simply because they have a passion for film and a love of design,” says author Matthew Chojnacki.
Below, check out a video teaser for Alternative Movie Posters (out now). Set to Cleveland indie pop group Afternoon Naps’ “Beach Bums,” the clip features the likes of Heathers, Iron Man, American Beauty, Bonnie and Clyde, and Rocky III (hint: there’s a tiger!).