Oscar Poster 2008

Oscar Poster

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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 18×20 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)

The other posters in this series can be found on a link under ‘Portfolio’ under the masthead.