Check Out Mike Matola's Impressive Hand-Written Poster Artwork
by Alex Billington
January 6, 2013
As the movie poster craze begins to takes over the world, more and more unique artwork is finally making the rounds. Websites like Etsy and Society6, and even sort of Mondo, let talented contemporary designers create stunning work that can be picked up and hung on your own wall for not too much. Here's another bit of incredibly unique but impressive artwork made by Mike Matola, found via Geek.com/Reddit. Instead of hand-drawing art, he is hand-writing it, spending hours writing out phrases ("All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy" from The Shining) to create simple poster art - and it's stunning to see. Take a look below!
Here's a few of his prints and artwork as found in photos online. Mike has made posters for Kubrick's The Shining, Tarantino's Pulp Fiction and music group The Beatles, so expect to see more soon via his Etsy.
That's a lot of impressive work and sheer dedication put into creating a few posters, I'm impressed. I wish I could commission one of these for 2001: A Space Odyssey or Aliens or The Fifth Element. It looks like the originals aren't for sale, only reproductions at 18"x24" for $30 on his "Line By Line Posters" Esty. Mike explains that this was simply done originally with black ink on newsprint. "The poster was made by sitting down and writing out each word with a pen, line by line, down the page and increasing and decreasing the space between the letters until the portrait emerged. Over 26+ hours of writing and craftsmanship." Bravo Mike. Thanks again to Geek.com for the tip on this. For anyone interested in more of Mike Matola's work, you can follow him on Twitter or his Etsy page for updates. As always, see more selected cool artwork here.
Wow, that's not an image I've seen before.
Carpola on Jan 6, 2013
Though I apprreciate the hard work and talent, I do not find these to be "beautiful" :/
Ricardo_PT on Jan 6, 2013
These are pretty good, but the idea is nothing new, and has been done better before, making a picture with the full text of a book. Spineles classics has been doing the same thing for quite a while now with alice in wonderland, peter pan and harry potter to name a few.
iainsgettingold on Jan 6, 2013
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