In December, we surveyed the year's filmic artwork by taking a look back at the best movie posters of 2012. We talked about the powerful imagery and dark tone of The Dark Knight Rises poster — a shattered mask in the rain. We praised the sparkling shot of Hushpuppy on the Beasts of the Southern Wild poster. We loved the minimalist approach that designers used on Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained one sheet. All 10 of the posters we chose as the best of the year are certainly worthy of much praise, but it seems there's a few we forgot — or at least several we just discovered.
Badass Digest recently tipped us off to a series of stunning posters designed by Jonathan Burton. The English illustrator is known for his retro sensibility, which he blends with a more modern and graphic approach. Burton was chosen by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) as its official illustrator, and it's clear that his artworks are even better than some of the posters used to promote the films in theaters. Revisit our best posters feature for a quick comparison, and judge for yourself. You can purchase his interpretation of the five movies in the "Best Film" category as limited-edition giclée prints for just under $100. We think they're totally worth it.
Zero Dark Thirty
Life of Pi