Movie Print of the Year

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Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:54 am

I would say Brandon Holt and Olly Moss are two wildly different artists that sit on two ends of a spectrum. So it's not really fair to compare. However, since we ARE comparing, the Moss JB is more true to the movie if that's what you care about but, purely artistic-wise, Holt's work is just so far above Moss. I mean, look at it, he did that all with a pencil, not illustrator or photoshop or whatever.
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Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:00 am

Some of my favorites

Flames - Goonies
WBYK - The Fly
Durieux - Pier/Rear Window
Taylor - This Island Earth
Delort -Nosferatu
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Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:14 am

Rear Window/Durieux - Lolita/Kosowski - Star Wars/Eng
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Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:01 pm

Honestly, I'm growing out of movie posters but Durieux is one of the few artists that still excites me in that scene.
I'm going with any of these Durieux's: Forbidden Planet, Rear Window, Birds (Pier), or Back to the Future 2.

Runners up:
1. The Good The Bad and the Ugly - Weston
2. Eng - 2001
3. Ansin - Ghost in the Shell

I won't be surprised though if Horkey steals the win with Fellowship of the Ring. Hope to see someone else get some much deserved recognition after last year's Horkey sweep.
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Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:04 pm

I really don't understand The Good, The Bad and The Ugly hype
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Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:21 pm

finneganm wrote:I really don't understand The Good, The Bad and The Ugly hype
It's not hype, it's recognition. Weston isn't an overhyped artist like Stout, Moss, or Horkey (no disrespect to those artists) who could fudge on a canvas and people would throw money at it. Weston's TGTBTU is simply a really well-done illustration that perfectly portrays the film. It has everything you'd want in a poster without being a Stout floating headsplosion. No frills, just amazing execution. I don't own a copy, but I've seen it in person and it's awesome.
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Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:34 pm

finneganm wrote:I really don't understand The Good, The Bad and The Ugly hype
I like the Weston but IMO it's only the third best alternative poster for the movie behind these two. Both of these focused on aspects that made the movie memorable and timeless. Kleinsmith went with the dynamic between the 3 main characters and Perkins the tight closeups that built tension and were a signature of the cinematography. The Weston on the other hand is nice art but doesn't really play to the strengths or themes of the movie. There's of course nothing wrong with that but that's why I like the others more.

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Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:46 pm

The only thing it really has going for it is fairly decent likenesses. And if you want really good likenesses, and things like having an official piece matter to you (and they do for the vast majority of movie poster collectors), buy a stock movie poster for the film. From an artistic perspective, it's well done, of course it is, but it's not really bringing anything drastically new to the table. Design wise, it's showcasing three main characters, which I think is actually on the lazier, or at least, not-overly-creative side of things.
I think it pales in comparison to the Kleinsmith, which forgoes likenesses, opting instead for a healthy dose of creativity.
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And I'm not necessarily picking your post in particular as "hyping this" (although I would say that nominating anything for poster of the year could easily be misconstrued as, I don't know, hype), but I would say there are certainly a lot of people hoping that this becomes the new commission piece that can be traded for a small pile of cash/old mondo piece.
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Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:12 pm

Is it too early to throw these into the mix?

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Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:13 pm

mcgraw23 wrote:Is it too early to throw these into the mix?

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Yes. Those are horribly unoriginal.
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Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:15 pm

finneganm wrote:I really don't understand The Good, The Bad and The Ugly hype
Really? I don't have any attachment to the movie or own a copy of the print but one view of this print is an orgy of visual decidance.
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Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:16 pm

Kramerica wrote:
mcgraw23 wrote:Is it too early to throw these into the mix?

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Yes. Those are horribly unoriginal.
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Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:17 pm

bootstrut wrote:
finneganm wrote:I really don't understand The Good, The Bad and The Ugly hype
It's not hype, it's recognition. Weston isn't an overhyped artist like Stout, Moss, or Horkey (no disrespect to those artists) who could fudge on a canvas and people would throw money at it.
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Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:18 pm

Brian2013 wrote:
finneganm wrote:I really don't understand The Good, The Bad and The Ugly hype
Really? I don't have any attachment to the movie or own a copy of the print but one view of this print is an orgy of visual decidance.
Really? What I see is, "I WANT LIKENESS RIGHTS!"

An orgy of visual decadence would have more creativity.
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