Tavis Coburn's Gorgeous BAFTA 'Best Film' Retro Poster Set
Whoa! Everyone knows I love a good poster, but these are phenomenal. Apparently BAFTA (the British Academy of Film and Television Arts), who just announced this year's winners of their awards earlier this week, commissioned illustrator Tavis Coburn of Dutch Uncle to create a series of new posters for each of the five Best Film nominees from 2009 (which were: Avatar, An Education, The Hurt Locker, Precious, and Up in the Air). It's becoming increasingly popular to create stylized posters like this and we've seen some great ones recently (like the Quentin Tarantino series). But these posters are incredible, take a look below!
Along the left side of each it says Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2010. I owe credit to In Contention for first discovering these. However, the images above all come from Tavis Coburn's portfolio on the Dutch Uncle website. Guy Lodge is right about one thing - these are definitely a lot better than the fairly unimpressive official Oscar poster for this year. I especially love the poster for An Education (on the top row right side), it just looks totally gorgeous and it's also perfectly representative of the movie itself. Now if only Duncan Jones' Moon had received a nomination, I would've loved to see how that poster would've looked!