Mitch Putnam's Top 10 Posters of 2014

The Fellowship of the Ring by Aaron Horkey 

An already incredibly impressive series of posters gets this dark, hyper-detailed entry to cap the trilogy. I could look at it for hours.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug by Nicolas Delort

We all get so excited every time we’re working with Nicolas on a project. His concepting is excellent, and it’s always executed with grace far beyond his years. Honored that he even answers our emails.

White Men Can't Jump by We Buy Your Kids

Our resident weirdos went to their weirdest place yet with this poster. A collective round of applause ensued.

The Iron Giant by Landland

Dan Black of Landland is one of the more natural, underrated pen and ink artists I know, and he really laid his cards on the table here. Among many Iron Giant posters, this one is my favorite.

Ghost in the Shell by Kilian Eng

This was a natural pairing that had us all rubbing our hands together in anticipation. One of our favorite sci-fi artists tackling one of our favorite sci-fi films, and it worked completely.

Guardians of the Galaxy by Tyler Stout 

By now, we all know and love Tyler’s signature style, and if there were ever a film that deserved the “everyone on the poster” treatment, it’s Guardians.

The Birds by Laurent Durieux

Maybe more than any other artist we work with, Laurent Durieux always captures “mood” perfectly. A great illustration that hints at the tension and doom beneath.

The Grand Budapest Hotel by Vania Zouravliov

Vania working with us is a dream come true. Enough said.

The Jungle Book by Brandon Holt

Minneapolis tattoo artist Brandon Holt is a relative newcomer to posters, but his raw skill is undeniable. His literal take on this classic Disney film harkens back to golden age masters.

A Field in England by Jay Shaw

Probably the best poster Jay Shaw has ever done for us. This is a relatively hard film to design for, as it’s the battiest, most psychedelic thing ever. So is this poster.

Hannibal by Kevin Tong  

We’re all huge fans of NBC’s Hannibal. It’s a network television oddity, in the best way. Kevin nailed the poster for it, expressing the mysterious, beautiful, gruesome tone the show employs.

I know that's 11 posters. Oh well. 


Check out Rob Jones' Top 10 Posters of 2014 here