Archive for poster art

Cool ‘Future of the Left’ poster

Posted in Art, Music with tags , , , , , , , on August 29, 2013 by dc

Here’s a cool gig poster I bought from the Richard Goodall Gallery in Manchester today.  It’s by one of my favourite poster artists Jay Ryan for alternative Welsh noiseniks, Future of the Left and dates back to a Chicago concert the band performed back in November 2009:


‘The Goonies’ illustration

Posted in Art, Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , on August 16, 2013 by dc

I’ve been trying to find out who’s responsible for The Goonies illustration below, but I’ve had no joy. The only clue is the name Westwood in the bottom right hand corner – and I’m pretty sure it’s not the hip-hop DJ or the golfer. Does anyone know the illustrator’s full name and have a link to their site? Get in touch if you do, I like their style:


New Discovery – Chris Wharton

Posted in Art, Design with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2013 by dc

Regular Slacker Shack visitors will be aware that we’re big fans of film poster art – official, alternative, fan-made – if it looks cool, we approve and we want to tell others about it too.

So, when London based illustrator and designer, Chris Wharton got in touch to share his love of film poster art and point me in the direction of his excellent work it put a smile on my face. Firstly, its nice to see someone being proactive about their work and looking to independent, relatively ‘small-time’ blogs like Slacker Shack to share their work. Secondly, it’s bloody good stuff (check his website out here).

Chris graduated in 2008 from Bath spa with a first class BA in Graphic Communication and describes his work as “bold, bright and joyful” (which pretty much nails it) – here’s a few examples of his alternative film poster art – enjoy:




New Discovery – Harriet Taylor Seed

Posted in Art, Design with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 13, 2013 by dc

Harriet Taylor Seed is an illustrator from Chichester, England. Some of her clients include, The Sunday Times, The Observer, Threadless, Brussels Airlines, and Burning House Records, and she’s exhibited her work in a number of galleries across the UK.

I came across her work on Pinterest today via a link to her website – – and I really like her stuff. Check out some examples below:




You can check out more of her work here.

Cool ‘Blue Velvet’ poster

Posted in Art, Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , , on May 27, 2013 by dc

One of my favourite David Lynch films (in fact one of my favourite films of all time full stop), Blue Velvet, makes my head feel a little bit odd and detached every time I see it. I love it.

Scrolling through film posters on Pinterest this evening I stumbled across a poster for the film that I hadn’t seen before. It was designed in 2010 by Cardiff based designer and illustrator, Matt Needle – and you can buy a copy for £25 here. It’s excellent – check it out below:


Alternative movie poster for The Wicker Man

Posted in Art, Design, Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2013 by dc

As regular visitors know, we’re big fans of alternative film posters and movie fan art here at Slacker Shack. One of our favourite spots of recent times has been this alternative poster design for 1973 British film, The Wicker Man – check it out below, it’s stunning:

The Wicker Man alt

The poster is by freelance illustrator/designer/screenprinter Dan Mumford, who works out of Studio100 in central London and screenprint studio in Dalston. You can check out more of his work here.

1950’s illustrator Jack Potter

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2013 by dc

Jack Potter was a 1950’s American illustrator and poster artist who became a teacher at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

His work was used on advertising posters for brands like Air France, Fuller Fabrics and most famously, Coca Cola.

I’ve only recently discovered his work and I love its vibrancy – and the simple moments he captures with an ever so slightly wonky clarity.

Check out two of his works below:



Potter died at his New York home in September 2002, aged 74.