Feb 16 2011 5:02pm

Six Amazing Fan-Made SFF Movie Posters

Star Wars movie poster by Olly Moss

Star Wars movie poster via Olly Moss

Creating a good movie poster is an artform. A lot of the time, the professional designers get it right. They create works of art that perfectly capture our favorite movies. Sometimes, though, they get it wrong.

The Road movie poster by Karezoid

The Road movie poster via Karezoid

Up movie poster by Profound Whatever

Up movie poster via Profound Whatever

Each of the films featured here each originally had some pretty rockin’ posters. I mean, who could forget Natalie Portman’s chilling visage on the poster for Black Swan? Or the absolutely classic poster for Star Wars: A New Hope?

Black Swan movie poster by Sam’s Myth

Black Swan movie poster via Sam’s Myth

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movie poster by Movie Cultists

Harry Potter movie poster via Movie Cultists

You can leave it to the fans, however, to reinvision these classic films and produce just-for-fun movie posters that equal the actual movie posters, if not completely blow them out of the water!

In some cases, the fans even make amazing posters for movies that are only just recently announced, like The Dark Knight Rises:

The Dark Knight Rises movie poster by Daily Blam

The Dark Knight Rises movie poster via Daily Blam

So, what are some of your favorite movie posters, official or fan-made?

Aidan Moher is the editor of A Dribble of Ink, a humble little blog that exists in some dusty corner of the web. He hasn’t won any awards, or published any novels. But he’s, uhh... working on that. He is also curator of Fantasy and a contributor at SF Signal and the lackey for io9’s Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast.

Jaym Gates
1. Jaym Gates
I found this guy on Deviant Art while I was browsing for cover-artists for a magazine project:

Inception, Batman, 7...he's got a ton of them and they are all pretty cool. (And yes, I hired him to do the cover I was looking for!)
Tim Cottrell
2. Wolfbrother87
We brits got some gorgeous posters for Black Swan. I thought the one with Portman's face cracked was cool, then these blew that out the water.

Wolfbrother Out!
Aidan Moher
3. aidan
@Jaym — Wish I'd seen that before I created this post! I love that poster for Inception.

@Wolfbrother87 — Those are gorgeous!
Jaym Gates
4. Bud Higgins
Impressive and very imaginitive!
Michael Burke
5. Ludon
Some fine work here.

My favorite was more of an accidental image. The Esquire Theater in St. Louis had their outside posters in back-lit display boxes. For some reason, someone had placed one poster over the one that had already been in this one box. So in the daylight it was a poster for The Rescuers Down Under but when the back-light kicked on the image became oh-so-twisted with the Disney characters hanging onto Edward's hair and trying not to fall into his Scissorhands. When I came out of the theater after seeing Edward Scissorhands I looked at that box again but they had taken the Rescuers poster out of the box.

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