Over the past few years, designers have latched onto the public’s love for movie posters and controversially started creating their own, totally unofficial movie poster designs. Whilst some claim that such designs are actually better than the real deal, there’s no denying that the artists are using the movie without consent. Whichever side of the fence you stand upon regarding the legal issues, this kind of work can often bring with it incredible opportunities for the designer in question. One such success story is that of Olly Moss – a quiet, 25-year-old, cards to his chest kind of guy, he has become a cult hero in the world of poster design.
Starting out crafting the kind of designs that often cause uproar within the creative industry, his unofficial offerings soon got him noticed by the right kind of people. Not only has Moss created posters, exhibitions and T-shirts, he has also gone on to create a cover for Sony’s Resistance 3 game. Blending his impressive use of negative space with his ability to brand, the design was a huge hit with game and design lovers alike.
Despite whispers of taking influence from other artists a little too far, there’s no denying Olly Moss’ influence upon the movie poster industry. His use of minimalism, negative space and attention to detail has created an influx of copy-cats but Moss claims that this only ignites his strive for originality. Producing unique designs for almost any genre, there’s no denying that Olly Moss is certainly the poster child of pop culture art.