Check These Out: A Couple Spectacular Unused Posters for 'Super 8'
by Ethan Anderton
June 28, 2011
Leading up to the release of Super 8, the fantastic love letter to Steven Spielberg from director J.J. Abrams, we saw a few great posters capturing the mystery and spirit of the films that inspired the touching, sci-fi story. However, with every film, there are designs and ideas that will never see the light of day, no matter how great they might have been. Thankfully, today two great posters that were designed for the film have made their way online by way of their artists, Daniel Skubal and his fiancé Veronica LaPage. The two were commissioned by Bad Robot to design a few posters, and while they weren't used, they're still fantastic.
Here are their two unused posters they made for J.J. Abrams' Super 8 (click for larger versions):
You can clearly see that Drew Struzan has inspired their work, and that helps to even further capture the spirit of films like E.T. and Close Encounters, two films that heavily influenced Super 8. The original thought was for one of these posters to be handed out at the #Super8Secret screenings, but they just didn't come together fast enough. If you visit Skubal's blog, he's written a very detailed post about how the job came about and a cool series of images showing the progress of how the posters came together. In addition, if you want to see what these two are up to, check out Veronica's blog, and Daniel's blog. Full disclosure, these two are friends of mine, and I really hope we'll see their work show up in a theater sooner than later.