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 Posted:   Mar 3, 2014 - 11:45 AM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/laurent-durieux-retro-movie-posters


I love the Die Hard one.

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2014 - 12:19 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Beautiful work. The only one that really misses the mark (IMHO) is the Jaws poster. Could just as well be a Coppertone ad.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2014 - 3:13 PM   
 By:   Christopher Kinsinger   (Member)

These posters are FABULOUS! But…I kind of agree with solium. The Jaws poster doesn't even qualify as a movie poster. It's simply a pleasant beach scene. It doesn't even qualify as an ad for Coppertone because there's nobody with a tan showing. It's just…a beach scene. What was the artist THINKING???

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2014 - 3:42 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

These are awesome! I especially love the ones for Die Hard, Psycho, The Wizard of Oz and, yes, Jaws.

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2014 - 5:54 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

These are great Storyteller! Thanks.

I especially love The Iron Giant, a film I've never seen but suddenly want to. Something touching about that one. I also love Die Hard - which was called Piège de Crystal here - very apt!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2014 - 6:33 PM   
 By:   Mike_H   (Member)

Very nice! I wouldn't call The Iron Giant an 'old film' as the author did, but I suppose we are closer to 2019 than 1999.

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2014 - 7:22 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

Gorgeous work.

Is the Jacques Tati one meant to be Jour de fete?

 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2014 - 12:05 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

Just found some more interesting posters for an upcoming Disney showing:

http://blogs.disney.com/oh-my-disney/2014/03/03/new-mondo-disney-posters-for-nothings-impossible/

 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2014 - 12:29 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Just found some more interesting posters for an upcoming Disney showing:

http://blogs.disney.com/oh-my-disney/2014/03/03/new-mondo-disney-posters-for-nothings-impossible/


Oh, hell yeah! Beautiful work. Slightly different styles too. I love retro poster art. Some designs remind me of those Little Golden book illustrations.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2014 - 3:55 PM   
 By:   J.Castle   (Member)

Beautiful work. The only one that really misses the mark (IMHO) is the Jaws poster. Could just as well be a Coppertone ad.

These posters are FABULOUS! But…I kind of agree with solium. The Jaws poster doesn't even qualify as a movie poster. It's simply a pleasant beach scene. It doesn't even qualify as an ad for Coppertone because there's nobody with a tan showing. It's just…a beach scene. What was the artist THINKING???


This is one of the better ones in my opinion. You both missed the black shark fin on the umbrella.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2014 - 8:36 PM   
 By:   Christopher Kinsinger   (Member)

Well, J. Castle, you and I will have to agree to disagree. I didn't miss the black umbrella panel, I just don't believe it's enough to qualify the artwork as a real movie poster. If this was a "Where's Waldo?" contest, the Jaws artwork wins, hands down! That I give you.
You and I both know that the average person would never get such an obscure image.

 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2014 - 8:49 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

Well, J. Castle, you and I will have to agree to disagree. I didn't miss the black umbrella panel, I just don't believe it's enough to qualify the artwork as a real movie poster. If this was a "Where's Waldo?" contest, the Jaws artwork wins, hands down! That I give you.
You and I both know that the average person would never get such an obscure image.



I have to agree. If it was the same image but with the bloody raft washed up on the beach, I might have gone for it. But as it is, it evokes no sense of menace or dread.

 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2014 - 9:33 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Maybe I missed it but is there any information on the tools used in creating these posters? Many look like digital art, most likely done in a vector program like Illustrator. Or are they done traditionally with acrylic or oils?

Edit: Found the answer. Draws sketches by hand then creates the work in Photoshop with a Bamboo tablet. Surprising as the art looks vector not raster.

More:

If I wasn't won over already we now have artwork for Gigantor?! (and Peanuts)

http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/laurent-durieux-graphic-posters

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 9:22 AM   
 By:   Ralph   (Member)

Better than most of the originals, with “King Kong” and “Psycho” outstanding. The creator Laurent Durieux says, “I absolutely love working on film posters and always try to tell a story in a single image, not a thousand.” Achieved.

What’s the likelihood that the “Psycho” poster could have survived press ad censorship back in 1960?

 
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