Concert Posters to Movie Posters – Classic Films get new posters

Wednesday 22nd of October 2014 12:13:37 PM

by King


Classic Movies get new posters from Concert Poster Artists


In 2008 the Alamo DraftHouse Movie theater in Austin Texas,
started ordering posters for their classic movie showings from
established concert poster artists.
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The posters were a revelation. They caused us to see these classic
movies in a new light. Some of the posters were even better than
the original posters.

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To Illustrate this, I have culled a few of these posters for your perusal.

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The question I ask of you as you look through posters, Are these posters a travesty,
a cheap sacrilege on the memory of the classic movies? or do they add and “embiggen”
the meaning of the movies in our culture?

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Leave a comment to answer. I will choose one comment at random on May 1, 2010 and the
winner will receive his or choice of any 3 of the posters in our inventory.
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http://concertposter.org/master-list-of-concert-posters/



Godfather Movie Poster
by Jeff Kleinsmith

Godfather Movie Poster

Godfather Movie Poster


Total Recall poster by Tyler Stout
It’s hard to imagine a time when I thought Arnold was cool,
but this poster brings it back a little.

Total Recall movie poster alamo  tyler stout

Total Recall movie poster alamo tyler stout


Alien by Ken Taylor

Alien Movie Poster Alamo by Ken Taylor

Alien Movie Poster Alamo by Ken Taylor


Breakfast at Tiffany’s
By Diane Sudyka

Breakfast at Tiffanys Movie Poster Alamo Diane Sudyka

Breakfast at Tiffany's Movie Poster Alamo Diane Sudyka


Blazing Saddles
by Bobby Dixon

Blazing Saddles New Movie Poster by Bobby Dixon

Blazing Saddles New Movie Poster by Bobby Dixon


Dirty Dozen
by Silent Giants

Dirty Dozen Movie Poster by Silent Giants

Dirty Dozen Movie Poster by Silent Giants


 

Escape From New York Movie Poster Kurt Russell

Escape From New York Movie Poster Kurt Russell


Blade Runner by Tyler Stout

New Blade Runner Poster by Tyler Stout

New Blade Runner Poster by Tyler Stout


Well, What do You think ?
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One comment will receive any 3 posters from our inventory. Comment
will be chosen at random on May 1st.
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http://concertposter.org/master-list-of-concert-posters/


10 Responses to “Concert Posters to Movie Posters – Classic Films get new posters”

  1. Estefany Says:

    I actually like them and i think it isn’t sacrilige its paying homage to a classic film that the artist enjoyed. i really liked the pulp fiction and dirty dozen ones. I think people need to stp being so uptight and just let artist make art.

  2. James Says:

    exceptionally cool. Although, they do rely heavily on our pre-digested knowledge of the film, rather than carry the weight of introducing the film to fresh eyes.

  3. Emily McCallum Says:

    Yet another reason I love Alamo Drafthouse — I’m just utterly crushed I don’t live in Austin anymore, because it means I miss both the awesome shows there PLUS the amazing art they commission. Though I love some of the examples you’ve put up, I can’t believe you left out Stout’s Inglourious Basterds print. I’m a fan of anything he does, and that Ken Taylor print is amazing too.

  4. ricky stav Says:

    i have been collecting movie posters since i was a kid .i am now 47.so i grew up with the great 60s and 70S movie posters.i have seen the same posters for the past 30 years.these posters bring a new excitement to movie poster collecting and especially they are all movies i love.not since i found a one sheet of the hammer film “THE LOST CONTINENT” at a flea market back in the early 70s for $2.00 have i been this excited about movies posters.these posters make me feel like a kid again and bring back the great visuals of the classic posters.just to sit a stare at these posters hanging on a wall is pure entertainment…

  5. shane price Says:

    I love all of these movies,and I love posters, so what could be a better compliment to immortalize both?

  6. Amy Says:

    exceptionally cool. Although, they do rely heavily on our pre-digested knowledge of the film, rather than carry the weight of introducing the film to fresh eyes.

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  8. admin Says:

    Shane Price was chosen to win the 3 posters

  9. Bruce Says:

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  10. Max Says:

    Wow… Love these designs!

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