I have been in love with this sort of style for a few years now, and am so happy I can finally explain them in one word: unsheets.
Most film fans know that one-sheets are the posters they put up in theatre lobbies and windows to promote upcoming movies.
But what do you call them when the artistic fan community decides to DIY and make them much more eye-catching? Unsheets.
I have bought a couple, and rebelliously printed and framed a couple together. I love them so much.
Here is a fabulous article by John August, with a great list of the artists with vision, changing the way people think about movie posters. Don’t forget to check out the comments – people have added their own links so you can peruse even MORE Unsheet artists!
On a semi-related note: If video game covers were designed like Criterion Covers. I know there are a LOT to sift through in this collection but I know you will find something that tickles you. Well, that is, if you play video games and like in-jokes.
I am also smitten with all these two-color posters from Nick Tassone. I am eyeing that Misery one for my wall.