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Check Out the 2012 BAFTA Five Best Film Poster Brochure Covers

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February 2, 2012
Source: HeyUGuys

BAFTA - The Artist

Unlike The Academy, BAFTA knows what they're doing! Not only did they nominate five of the truly Best Films of 2011 (including the best of them all, Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive) but every year they whip up custom posters for their awards brochure and they're always outstanding. HeyUGuys recently posted all five of the new posters, designed by Eda Akaltun & StudioSmall (studiosmall.com), online and you've got to see them, especially the one for Drive. The other Best Film nominees and posters include: The Descendants, The Artist, The Help and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Winners will be announced on Feb. 12 in a few weeks.

Here's all five, with my favorite one displayed in full beneath. Click on any for a full gallery from HeyUGuys.

The DescendantsThe Artist

Tinker Tailor Soldier SpyThe Help

Drive

I absolutely love that BAFTA was brave enough to make a Drive poster with blood splattered on it as their official image for the film (screw you, MPAA!). Every year, BAFTA commissions a designer to create posters of the five Best Film nominees for their annual brochure. We featured the awesome posters they made in 2010 as well as the artwork for all the 2011 nominees, now we finally get a look at the 2012 picks (as in films from the year 2011) and they're just as good (thanks again to HeyUGuys for finding them). It's all worth it for that Drive poster, too! Now if only they would actually use artwork like this in promoting Drive for real, as everything official pales in comparison to all of this artwork. For the full list of BAFTA noms, click here.

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