An Andy Warhol-esque take on "Bohemain Rhapsody" and a Roy Lichtenstein-style look for "The Favourite" are among Shutterstock's reinterpretations of movie posters for Best Picture nominees at the Oscars this year.
The stock footage brand has been making it an annual tradition in recent years to create its own versions of movie posters in the styles of different pop artists.
This year's collection also includes a collage-style tribute to “A Star Is Born,” inspired by the work of Richard Hamilton. A poster for “BlacKkKlansman” is inspired by Kehinde Wiley and his portraits of Barack Obama, with the artist Brenda Luu including motifs that refer to director Spike Lee's own background.
The art for “Black Panther” is recreated in the atmospherically-lit style of Daniel Danger. “Roma” gets a comic-book style image modeled on the work of Jack Kirby, while “Vice” takes its inspiration from the politically-charged typography of Sister Mary Corita Kent and “Green Book” from Tony Fitzpatrick's collage-like aesthetic.
“This project is one that our designers look forward to each year because they get to showcase their talent, leveraging the incredible depth of our visual assets while drawing inspiration from their choice of pop artists who speak to them on a personal level,” says Shutterstock’s VP of Creative, Mike McCabe, in a statement. “This year’s nominations allowed us to really stretch our creative limits. Each film has a strong protagonist that we illustrated by using design assets that reflect a specific artistic style or movement, elevating each character to the realm of fine art.”