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Check These Out: Dean Walton's Stunning Classic Sci-Fi Poster Series

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July 4, 2011
Source: Mr Shabba

Dean Walton's Alien

We stumbled across yet another stunning set of posters that I can't help but share, even if we've seen posters for these movies a thousand times over. This series comes from UK art shop Mr Shabba! and were designed by Dean Walton (also of last year's Oscar series) to celebrate some of the greatest sci-fi films ever made. They're talking real sci-fi classics, not just Independence Day, but films like: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Alien, E.T., The Terminator and Blade Runner. Noticeably missing is any Star Wars or Star Trek, but that's okay this time as these are still gorgeous! Check ’em out - you can even buy prints (click on each), too!

Dean Walton's Classic Sci-Fi - 2001: A Space OdysseyDean Walton's Classic Sci-Fi - Alien

Dean Walton's Classic Sci-Fi - Blade Runner

Dean Walton's Classic Sci-Fi - E.T.Dean Walton's Classic Sci-Fi - The Terminator

All five of these are stunning, especially considering it looks like these might have actually been painted, or hand-drawn at least. Each one is being printed in a limited edition of 100, exclusive to Mr Shabba, for 20£ (~$32.17) or 25£ (~$40.21) depending on the size you get. They come in two sizes - A2 is 16.5" x 23.4" or A1, slightly bigger, at 23.4" x 33.1". You can also just pick up the entire series of five for 75£/90£, but that seems a bit expensive. Thanks to the wonders of Tumblr for helping me come across these, and check out the Mr Shabba site for more. I'm just a huge sci-fi fan and I love seeing more poster art for classics like this.

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  • Very unique.
  • Jericho
    honestly..only good one was Blade Runner
    • Richie
      Completely agree
    • Richie
      Completely agree
  • Rp1n
    Lazy man's art. Chicken scratch. 
    • Oh come on, that's just ridiculous. This is great art! It may not suit your tastes, but that doesn't mean you can call it that. You're just trollin' now, move right along.
    • Anonymous
      Lets see your portfolio douche?
    • Lagoya
      I agree, the Alien one was ok but nothing special about these. It's not trolling to think that they are rubbish Alex it's an opinion :)
    • Lebowski
      It certainly is lazy compared to most contemporary art. The whole redoing movie posters fad strikes me as a short cut towards legitimate aesthetics and inspiration. And all these posters rely entirely on the existing production design of the films - sprinkling some pleasant watercolor fuckery over some other guy's ideas does not a success make.
  • Ryderup
    Not a fan. Looks cheap.
    • That's how it should look. 
  • Rico69
    please, please, please, no more fan posters... the first 20 were interesting, now its getting soooo dull. theses are just a rip off of olly moss's star wars one anyway
  • I like the ET poster
  • Bladerunner is cool, then ET and then Alien. I get what folk are saying about these movie poster 'remixes', it's kindo true that your already drawn to it because of the aesthetics or elements of the film so sometimes it can cloud your judgement of whether or not the artwork is actually good or not. I like them though, it looks like there may have been some actual paint used somewhere in the creation of these which is goooood. And we really don't need any more Star Wars related stuff.
  • I feel like these are a bit of a rip off of Olly Moss' Star Wars series.
  • Kenhenderson
    There's nothing special about these and the figure drawings inside the base silhouette's are absolutely awful.
  • Voice of Reason
    Ugh. Not a fan of the inspired "art", unofficial posters, mondo, etc posts FSnet has been rolling out lately.
  • Dimitri German
    I think they look great for what they're intended to be. Its nice to see legitimate brush strokes and I dig the transparency theme. 
  • Armeetapus16
    I don't understand the hate for these posters. They're good in their simplicity, and so what if they look like Olly Moss's Star Wars posters. Maybe the artist was just inspired by them. These one still manage to capture the atmosphere of each movie through unique color schemes. I can really appreciate this form of artistic expression. The next time someone wants to leave a negative remark I'll just say this, "Lets see you do better." And if you can do better, why would you be hatin' in the first place? It's immature and low.
  • Brian
    Olly Moss did the whole miminalist rethink of old movie posters first and best. All others are imitators. It should have started and ended with him.
  • Said
    Theyre nice, although they all have the same basic concept but they are still nice :) I am sad to say ive never seen 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Luis M. Milán Leal
    Yup. Agree with the other posters, Olly Moss' paintings were better done than these ones. Moss worked the drawings inside the silhouettes perfectly (like merging Bespin's Cloud City with Boba Fett's mask). These ones... meh. Walton's 2011 Oscar posters looked better than his sci-fi's.
  • Anonymous
    aww look what the special kid in art class did today, how cute :)

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