Eric Garza, Creative Director
In no particular order, here are ten posters that we released in 2018 that really knocked me for a loop.
THE INVISIBLE MAN by Jonathan Burton
Excellent in the company of excellence. I could've filled all slots of this 'Top XX' list with any of the posters from our UNIVERSAL MONSTERS gallery show way back in January. But it's Jonathan's brilliant poster for James Whale's THE INVISIBLE MAN that won out at the time of this writing. Just a perfect concept expertly executed. Jonathan made this look so easy.
LABYRINTH by Jeremy Bastian
This was our first time working with Jeremy and I can't wait to see what comes next. I used to watch this movie all the time as a kid and Jeremy has done such a perfect job of capturing exactly what I saw, and what made me obsess over it all those years ago. The illustration work is absolutely insane that it'd be easy to get just as lost admiring the level of detail as you would Jareth's labyrinth. This is a poster that pays loving tribute to every aspect of this '80s magic spell.
SUSPIRIA (Madame Blanc) by Sara Deck
Sara absolutely crushed this. Equal parts beautiful and hauntingly arresting. This is one of the movies we were most excited for this year and hopeful we'd be able to develop any sort of poster for it. When Sara's roughs came in, we were completely spoiled for choice as they were all equally spellbinding. In the end, we developed two posters - one focused on Tilda Swinton's unbelievable Madame Blanc and the other featuring Dakota Johnson's hypnotic Susie Bannion. I'm not sure what sort of deal she struck to possess the talent she's got, but I thank Mother she's willing to share it with us all.
HEREDITARY by Greg Ruth
Greg Ruth is so talented it's actually insane. It was tough to pick a favorite from this year, but in the end, I had to go with HEREDITARY. This movie completely turned my world upside down, and Greg's poster reinforces that same unsettling feeling I had sitting in the theater watching this family absolutely crumble.