Photos: Alternative movie posters
Some time in the past two decades, official Hollywood movie posters stopped being interesting. But into this creative void has stepped a new wave of artists and graphic designers whose alternative movie posters are breathing new life into the form, and wowing the studios that put out the films. - Christopher Borrelli
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Alternative movie posters
A common approach to an alt-movie poster is rendering the film, animated or not, as an animated movie, a bright, colorful cartoon. Philadelphia-based illustrator Dave Perillo, whose long, vertical posters for 1960s Charlie Brown specials are worth checking out (at his website, Monty Gog¿s Art-O-Rama), removes the dark, satiric (actor-centric) tone of the studio poster in favor of a lighter, cheerful approach recalling the opening credits of `60s comedies. Right? Said Perillo: "That was created for Mondo a couple of years ago. They did posters of the movies up for Oscars that year, and basically I wanted to reflect the comedy mostly, while drawing from wedding magazines. Cake toppers are probably what inspired the poster. It's not my favorite movie, but the poster was fun."
- Christopher Borrelli