Oscar movie posters get a pop art makeover

The 91st Academy Awards are just around the corner, which means that the biggest films of 2018 will be battling it out to find out who's best. And with this year's contenders including stories about legendary singers, complex characters and historical royalty, there's plenty of raw material for Shutterstock's designers to sink their teeth into.

That's right, the stock photography company is celebrating this year's Best Picture nominees as part of its seventh annual Oscar Pop! (opens in new tab) poster series. For this campaign, Shutterstock's team of designers choose one of the shortlisted movies and create a new poster inspired by some of the world's most famous and iconic pop artists.

"This project is one that our designers look forward to each year because they get to showcase their talent, leveraging the incredible depth of our visual assets while drawing inspiration from their choice of pop artists who speak to them on a personal level," said Shutterstock’s VP of Creative, Mike McCabe.

"This year's nominations allowed us to really stretch our creative limits. Each film has a strong protagonist that we illustrated by using design assets that reflect a specific artistic style or movement, elevating each character to the realm of fine art."

So grab a bag of popcorn, dim the lights, and check out the posters in this year's series. How many of these films have you seen?

Use the arrows to explore the gallery below.

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Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.