01/15/2013 09:54 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Handwritten Posters: Mike Matola Writes Every Line From Albums, Books And Films In His Work (PHOTOS)

Mike Matola was a broke artist in LA when he needed to come up with a birthday present for his friend, a huge Thom Yorke fan. Without the money to buy his buddy a drink, Matola decided put his skills to good use by using every lyric of every Radiohead album to create a memorable portrait of Yorke.

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Not only did Matola's friend love the portrait, a lot of other people did, too. Since that fateful birthday Matola has created "Line by Line" posters honoring The Beatles, "Pulp Fiction," "The Shining," and more. Each excruciatingly detailed portrait takes over 26 hours, but Matola doesn't seem to mind, telling the Huffington Post in an email: "I don't take an ounce of it for granted; I know it's a mixture of meeting the right people at the right time and working my hands to the bone."

What film or album would you like to see translated into poster form? Let us know in the comments, and see Matola's epic posters below:

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h/t Visual News