25 March 2008

Annual Oscar Poster

Got a late start to this year's Oscar Poster, and I had barely done a rough sketch before the Academy Awards came and went. Each year since '05 I've drawn a large caricature poster for my brother, who hosts an Oscar Party in Chicago. It looks as if he didn't have one this year (he was out of town), but I went ahead and did the poster anyway. I enjoy the challenge of fitting the twenty or so nominees (plus the occasional documentary and animation nod) into the layout, and capturing a wide variety of likenesses, both familiar, and the not-quite-so familiar (like a lot of them were this year).

You can click on the image above to see a larger sized sample (and take in the details). The poster (and the previous year's editions) is available for purchase, contact me for details (the size is somewhere in the neighborhood of 18x20 inches).

We didn't see many of the movies this year (we saw Juno, No Country for Old Men, Once, Into the Wild, Ratatouie - and then after the awards we've seen Eastern Promises and Michael Clayton), but this year I felt there were quite a few fine films that got overlooked (Waitress, Lars and the Real Girl, Into the Wild, 3:10 to Yuma)

All the posters in this series:
annual oscar poster 2014 (2013)
annual oscar poster 2013 (2012)
annual oscar poster 2012 (2011)
annual oscar poster 2011 (2010)
annual oscar poster 2010 (2009) (in 3-D!)
annual oscar poster 2009 (2008)
annual oscar poster 2008 (2007)
annual oscar poster 2007 (2006)
annual oscar poster 2006 (2005)
annual oscar poster 2005 (2004)

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