Alternative Movie Posters: Film Art from the Underground

Alternative Movie Posters: Film Art from the Underground

by Matthew Chojnacki


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Over the years the motion picture industry has (sadly) gravitated to generating poorly cropped and heavily airbrushed posters that rely far too often on celebrity head shots. Thankfully, an underground network of graphic designers and artists has reinvigorated the art of the movie poster, crafting stunning pieces for classic and cult films. Here is the first comprehensive look at the movement, presenting this eclectic and dynamic medium through more than 200 eye-popping posters from over 100 cutting-edge artists, coupled with fascinating commentary and behind-the-scenes information. These new, underground posters have quickly become the most coveted by ardent moviegoers; they are typically produced in very limited runs, sell out within minutes, and command upwards of several hundred dollars each. With a smart, fresh visual perspective, alternative movie posters celebrate classics like Star Wars, A Clockwork Orange, and The Shining as well as cult favorites: The Big Lebowski, Blade Runner, and Pink Flamingos.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764345661
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 10/28/2013
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 875,945
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Matthew Chojnacki is a freelance writer and film/music historian living in Cleveland, Ohio. This is Chojnacki's second book. His first was the award-winning '80s vinyl cover art compendium Put the Needle on the Record.

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