Check Out Jonathan Burton's Awesome BAFTA Nominated Posters
by Alex Billington
January 29, 2013
Every year during the awards season, BAFTA (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts) hires an artist to create a set of posters and imagery for their menus/programs at the BAFTA Awards. This year they commissioned a designer named Jonathan Burton from agency Handsome Frank to create the artwork, and his posters have now been unveiled. Not so surprisingly, the BAFTA nominations this year for Best Film are the usual suspects: Argo, Les Miserables, Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty and Life of Pi. However, this art is some of the best I've seen from BAFTA, superb work, these are awesome. Especially Argo - wow!
As they explain on their blog, Jonathan "created the imagery which will adorn the tickets and menus on the night" as well as these five: "He then set about creating the covers for the programmes which the guests will receive on the night. There are five variations of the cover, each acting as an alternative film poster for this year's shortlisted nominations in the 'Best Film' category." In years past we've seen some funky imagery for films like The Help and The Social Network and Up in the Air, but I love the artwork Burton has created for this year's BAFTA nominees. My favorites have to be Zero Dark Thirty, along with Life of Pi, but I'm still blown away by that Argo poster (know the scene it's from, right?). Great work. I wish I could get one in full.