Come on, you’re being very un-Dude, dude. But just wait ’til you get a load of these dudes.
Self-dubbed Etsy artists TommyAlexJoel DejaTapsBrown were just looking for an artsy way to enjoy their favorites Big Lebowski lines between viewings — but they just couldn’t find the thing that put the Kaluha in their cups.
So they took matters into their own hands.
“Finding nothing that seemed right we put our heads together to create our own designs. Our mates were keen and putting them out to a wider audience seemed like half a plan.
We’ve been overwhelmed by your reaction, and will continue to bring you new designs as soon as they pop into our 3 heads.”
Fuckin’ A, man.
All the more reason to put down the remote and check out these cool Lebowski-inspired poster at their Etsy shop, VisualEtiquette.
Plus, they’ve got some pretty snappy posters for other cult favorites, if you’re into that sort of thing.
That must be exhausting.
It’s a scientific fact: everything was better back in the day.
To put that maxim to the test, designer Peter Stults has created vintage movie poster mashups that combine today’s hottest box office hits (read: crap) with yesteryear’s coolest actors and designs. Consider it blockbusters from a bygone era.
Hell, before it just felt as if the plot of “Avatar” had been done a million times before — now here’s the proof.
What made the Golden Age of Cinema so great? Leading men and women that didn’t end up in Betty Ford for blowing snow off midget strippers? Thoughtful effects that didn’t come from a lab of computer geeks? Actual… I don’t know… writing?
No. Great vintage movie posters, that’s what. Luckily, British design firm, LaBoca (enjoy that link, Georgia O’Keefe), helps us recall back to the days of Bogie and Bacall with sleekly dark posters for Darren Afronosky’s Black Swan that draw inspiration from Eastern Bloc designs from the 60s.
So who’s the ugly duckling now?
Tired of trying to convince your girlfriend that Tarantino’s movies really are art (believe me, I’m as flabbergasted as you that someone can’t see the subtle similarities between the ‘Royale with Cheese’ scene and the Mona Lisa)?
Well, now you can prove the artistic contribution of Herr Big Chin beyond a shadow of a doubt, thanks to the beautifully simple art-deco-inspired designs of Toronto-based artist Ibraheem Youssef. These simple posters are inspired by Tarantino’s finest works, including Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill and Inglorious Basterds.
Youssef takes plot devices and images from each film and works them into a subtle, yet stylish design. Now every time you look at your art collection, you can fill your heart with warm memories of the needle scene in Pulp Fiction or fond memories of the Bear Jew hitting a ‘home run’ from IB.
Class up your space with these unique pieces of film memorabilia today. Afterall, even you can admit that these have more artistic flair than that Shazaam! poster you stole from the Loews Cineplex in Junior High… but just barely.