21-year old UK artist Olly Moss is probably best known for his popular t-shirt designs which have virally spread across the interwebs. You might recognize some of his designs below.
Olly has decided to create a series of movie posters reinterpreted in a kinda minimalistic post modern German-ism style. Six more posters (The Dark Knight, Die Hard, Deer Hunter, Rain Man, The Great Dictator, and American History X) after the jump.
“The posters were made for fun. I love design and I love films so it was an
ideal personal project,” Olly tells /Film. “In most cases I chose popular films with strong scenes or themes that would be immediately recognisable even when represented very simply.”
The Dark Knight: “The silhouette in this poster was absolutely inspired by the intro to the 90s Batman animated series.”
Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator: “I came up with the idea when I was playing around with an idea for a threadless tee based on disguises, and realised that if you used a comb as a mustache you could be mistaken for either Hitler or Chaplain. Then I remembered Chaplain had played a Hitler-like character in The Great Dictator and this reversible poster seemed like a pretty logical extension of the image. ”
American History X
Olly Moss has just graduated from University and is currently looking for a full-time design job. “It would actually be great if you could mention this. I might get an offer!” Olly half-joking writes. You can find more of Olly’s work on Ollymoss.com. Thanks to GramHart for help on this story and to /Film reader Max C for the tip.
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