Oneupweb : Retro Inspired Movie Poster and Book Cover Remakes

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If you’re someone who browses through image bookmarking sites like FFFFOUND!, Vi.sualize.us or We Heart It, then you’ve probably seen some of this minimalistic eye candy. They’ve been featured all over the blogosphere, and even in some major publications.

It started with creative genius Ollie Moss. Moss implemented his idea by taking some of his favorite movies, finding one visual element or idea from the movie, then translating it into a simple—yet very effective—poster. Designer Mikey Burton redesigned a few classic book covers in order to draw in a younger generation of readers. And artist Spacesick, inspired by Moss’ work and the Penguin book cover art of the 1950s and 60s, decided to create the “I Can Read Movies” series.

This trend ignited a creative spark that has spawned the remakes of more movie posters, book jackets, album art and even video game packaging. I’d like to give this a try some time—maybe I’ll do a movie poster of Office Space, Napoleon Dynamite, Donnie Darko. Or, better yet, create for some of my favorite 80’s TV shows.

Die Hard by Olly MossTaxi Driver by Olly MossThe Deer Hunter by Olly Mossndiana Jones by Olly MossBig by SpacesickSixteen Candles by SpacesickHighlander by SpacesickBook jacket remakes by Mikey Burton

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