Academy & Gallery 1988 Team Up To Create Posters For Best Picture Nominees
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The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has partnered up with the people of Gallery 1988 and fellow artists to commission creating posters for the 2013 Best Picture Nominees. Oscar.com revealed the poster specs, which could mean that these posters could go on sale. And if you are a cinephile, a fan of any of these movies, or love to collect posters created by independent artists, then you should be hoping that these go on sale, because these posters look great.

Check out the posters of all nine of the nominees below and don’t forget to tell us which ones you would like to have hang on your walls.

Below is all the info you need to know about the posters, plus a small profile on the artist behind them. Be sure to check out Oscar.com and Gallery1988.com on occasions to see if these posters do go up on sale.

Amour by artist Matt Owen.
18×24 screen print

Matt Owen is best known for the LACMA Live Read posters. He likes to take a minimalist approach to design, using a vintage aesthetic. Most recently, Matt won a nationwide competition to design the new cover of Ray Bradbury’s classic novel ‘Fahrenheit 451.’ He currently lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Argo by artist Anthony Petrie
18×24 screen print

Anthony Petrie is a poster, product & graphic designer, illustrator, and general maker of things & stuff. His portfolio includes work across a broad range of mediums, he likes creating good design for good people, and he has an unhealthy obsession with zombies. His headquarters are located in the glorious state of Rhode Island.

Beasts of the Southern Wild by artist Rich Kelly
18×24 screen print

Rich Kelly is an illustrator hailing from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. With an emphasis on his drawings and an expressive, figure-centric subject matter, he has worked with such clients as The Black Keys, Phish and the Dave Matthews Band. He got his first dog in 2011 and has never been in an airplane.

Django Unchained by artist Mark Englert
36×12 screen print

Mark Englert has been a working artist all of his professional life. Starting in comic books and gradually getting involved in design, concept art, illustration and most recently, limited edition poster art. A California native, he currently resides in Lake Arrowhead with his wife, one-year-old son and an ever-growing appreciation for a youth squandered watching movies, reading comics and playing video games.

Les Miserable by Phantom City Creative
18×24 screen print

Phantom City Creative is a Toronto based studio founded on a stormy Friday the 13th. Located right in Toronto’s studio district, they focus on entertainment design and illustration for film, television and music. Working with such clients as Mondo, CBS Films and Radius TWC, PCC has created a name for itself in the film and entertainment world. Recently they received two silver Key Art Awards (in the Illustration & Festival One Sheet categories) for their commissioned Cabin in the Woods poster.

Lincoln by artist Jeff Boyes
18×24 screen print

Jeff Boyes is a graphic designer, illustrator, and print artist located in British Columbia, Canada. With a Fine Arts degree, and training in lino-cut printing, screen printing and illustration, Jeff has received international recognition for his ability to portray some of history’s most influential pop culture moguls by utilizing a detailed technical approach that also embraces subtle creative elements and effective color palettes.

Life of Pi by artist Tom Whalen
18×24 screen print

Introduced to graphic art by the likes of Ditko, Lee, McFarlane, and Simonson at an early age, Tom formally studied illustration and design at Kutztown University, where he began to combine his love of the 4-color world with a newfound passion for typography, negative space and color theory. Tom has recently completed projects for The Beatles, The Black Keys, Jack White, The Misfits, Hasbro, Disney, Warner Bros., Lucasfilm, Paramount and Nicktoons.

Silver Linings Playbook by artist Joshua Budich
18×24 screen print

Joshua Budich is an independent illustrator, working for numerous galleries and media-outlets around the globe, with a primary focus on screenprints. He graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a BFA in 2000, and resides in the Baltimore/DC area with his wife, son, and baby on the way.

Zero Dark Thirty by Godmachine
18×24 screen print

Godmachine was born in Cardiff, South Wales, it was a difficult birth; his parents were in London at the time. He grew up on a steady diet of nothing, 2000AD comics and Santa Cruz skateboards. Although a vegetarian and a devout antitheist he collects animal skulls, animal horns and crucifixs along with old discarded black and white photos.

[Source: Oscar.com | Gallery1988]

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