Indie Fave 'Kings of Summer' Debuts Two Impressive Artistic Posters

May 30, 2013
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The Kings of Summer

Arriving in limited theaters this week is one of our favorite films from the Sundance Film Festival this year, a coming-of-age comedy called The Kings of Summer, formerly known as Toy's House (watch the trailer here). CBS Films picked up the indie for release at Sundance and starts releasing it in theaters today, with expansions the next few weeks. It's great, a hilarious but heartfelt film. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts hired a few designers to create artistic posters for the film, starring Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso & Moises Arias, and has released two so far. They are Mondo-esque posters worth viewing even if you haven't seen it.

"One of many limited edition posters I had made for The Kings of Summer. Rich Kelly killed it with this…"

The Kings of Summer Poster

Here's the second art poster, very Struzan-esque, made by Adam Schickling. Originally debuted on AICN:

The Kings of Summer Poster

Toy's House is about three teens who decide to ditch their parents and build a house to live in on their own in the nearby forest. Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso and Moises Arias star, with Nick Offerman and Alison Brie. In my review, I called it "a refreshing contemporary coming-of-age drama thanks to director Jordan Vogt-Roberts. It's the perfect film for the YouTube generation, and I mean that in a good way." The comedy is hilarious, the characters are heartfelt, my hope is it goes on to become a hit after Sundance. CBS Films acquired Toy's House at the festival in January, retitled it to The Kings of Summer, and has scheduled it for a summer release in limited theaters starting on May 31st. We hope you are planning to see this one!

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Love the top one. The bottom one reminds me of 1980's videos, verging on The Goonies, I think the black background is putting me off though.

Carpola on May 30, 2013


Funny, exactly the reasons I prefer the second one, The Goodies was win. First one looks more like a book cover. To each their own

Richie G on May 31, 2013


I liked the Goonies cover too, but if you look you'll see no solid black on the cover, just real colour, because it's a painting, not a digital painting.

Carpola on May 31, 2013


Really looking forward to this.

Nielsen700 on May 30, 2013

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