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Artist Midnight Marauder Posterizes Oscar Night

It’s award season and while some are focused on Oscar wins, LA-based artist Midnight Marauder has whipped up original posters for his favorite Best Picture nominees. The five exclusive poster designs where created for fashion specialty retailer Nordstrom, ahead of Hollywood’s big night. Marauder shed some light on the process behind each of the pieces. You can see more of his work on Tumblr and Behance, including hundreds of poster designs in his archive.

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ZERO DARK THIRTY – Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. “Female directors are a bit rare in the industry, but I love Bigelow’s films. She’s right up there with action guys like Paul Greengrass and Guy Ritchie. Again, I was feeling inspired by Polish poster design.”

 

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LINCOLN – Directed by Steven Spielberg. “I’m a big Civil War buff. I ritually watch Civil War by [documentary filmmaker] Ken Burns a few times a year. So the entire Lincoln story is something I’m deeply passionate about. Only a true maverick like Daniel Day-Lewis could bring Lincoln’s last few months to the screen with such vigor. For the design, I wanted something simple and nostalgic.”

 

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DJANGO UNCHAINED – Directed by Quentin Tarantino. “QT is a marvelous writer. I can imagine him giddy with excitement when he called Christoph Waltz over to read his part. I loved the energy of each character—but when Waltz and DiCaprio left the film, it lost me a little.”

 

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AMOUR – Directed by Michael Haneke. “Michael Haneke has crafted quite a love story, with devastating effects. This one will really get to you if you let it. I couldn’t help bringing a Polish touch to such a depressing and beautiful film.” [Nordstrom Ed. note: Artists in Poland have been particularly renowned in the realm of poster art for decades.]

 

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ARGO – Directed by Ben Affleck. “I went a little Syriana on this design. I guess the film struck me as CIA on a mission. George Clooney produced the film, so it has that vibe to it.”

 

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