For Alternative Movie Posters II: More Film Art from the Underground, out now, I scoured pop art galleries and social media to include as many high profile female artists as I could find, and still only struck gold with about a dozen.
Okay, you see the above image? It's a poster of an elephant. And with it, you know exactly what you're getting: an elephant. No surprises, so everyone's happy. Movie marketing doesn't always work this way.
This nostalgic trip is superbly captured in Thomas Hodge's new ode to the videocassette era, VHS Video Cover Art, which contains over 240 full-scale video sleeves according to genre, just like an actual video store.
How many film posters do you see today that are as memorable as Drew Struzan's? I personally don't see many. Sadly, the illustrated poster is a thing of the past because we are so enmeshed in the digital age that everything is done on computers.
Ramachandraiah prints movie posters for a living. He's done it ever since 1971, when he bought an ancient lithograph press. He keeps it in a factory north of Bangalore, far from the English town where it was built 111 years ago.