Back in 1975, Steven Spielberg‘s surprise hit Jaws became the first summer blockbuster. The movie was not only a certified hit that people couldn’t get enough of, but it’s the quintessential summer movie. It’s the reason everyone associates the words “jaws” with the lethal sharks of the sea. And some of the credit for the pop culture phenomenon goes to the art of Roger Kastel, which you’ll be able to get your hands on today.
Mondo has announced that they are re-releasing the classic teaser poster featuring the great white shark charging toward the airbrushed silhouette of a swimming woman as a new screen print that has been completely recreated with the blessing of Roger Kastel himself. Read More »
In today’s Hollywood, the movie poster is an afterthought. Dozens of marketing and advertising executives justify their jobs by demanding everyone’s input be represented and, as a result, anything interesting or provocative is lost. We all remember this, right? And this?
The homogenous nature of modern movie posters is, of course, a generalization. There are some movie posters with artistic merit but the percentage has dropped significantly over the decades. What is definitely true, though, is the iconic posters of the past have all but gone away and, in one case, that’s quite literal.
According to Roger Kastel, the artist who made the unforgettable poster to Steven Spielberg‘s Jaws, his original 20 x 30 inch painting went missing around the time of the film’s release. Read more about the Jaws poster art below.
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