When I was in college, I had two posters that donned my walls nearly all four years: Pulp Fiction and the Animal House one featuring John Belushi in his college sweatshirt. I’m pretty certain most college kids of my generation had these same posters. Not sure what posters kids would hang up today.
And it’s not just college kids. When was the last time you admired a movie poster? When was the last time you saw a poster and got excited to learn more about the movie? My guess is it’s been awhile.
Here’s where local author Matt Chojnacki comes in. In his second book, Alternative Movie Posters: Film Art from the Underground, Matt shares his love for movie posters, or rather the posters we once knew. He’s uncovered this underground world of sorts where designers and artists have taken it upon themselves to recreate their favorite movie posters. He’s compiled 200 posters via 100 designers from films we all know and love, like Godfather, Caddy Shack, Teen Wolf, Big, Heathers, Goonies, Pretty in Pink, A Clockwork Orange and so many more.
of movies, great design and supporting local, this is for you – or someone on your holiday list.
If you’d like a chance to win a copy of his book, just leave a comment to this post sharing your favorite movie. I’ll pick a winner via random.org on November 27.
Disclosure: Matt is a client. I’ve been helping him with his media relations for the book.