Creative Agency Poster Posse has been running a series of “#hate2wait” alternative film posters created by some of the amazing, established artists on its books, including 2000AD cover artist Stephen Sampson, aka “The Dark Inker”. The work of new upcoming artists also features, too.
“Covid-19 has really put a damper on pop culture, note the agency. “Conventions have been cancelled, movie theaters are closed, films are being pushed back… it’s all adding up to a lot of desperate fans dying for their next ‘film fix.’”
To compensate – or, perhaps raise expectations far higher – the company, which represents a host of great artists from around the globe, is running its latest “Passion Project” titled, “#hate2wait” – a series of blog posts offering alternative film posters, geared towards all the films we are holding our breath to see.
Part One, for example, includes a James Bond No Time to Die poster by Orlando Arocena, Avatar 2 by Attila Szarka, and a Dune poster by Stephen Sampson.
Orlando Arocena‘s art also features Part Two, providing a Morbius the Living Vampire alternate and the upcoming Batman film, too, while Kaz Oomori tackles the new Matrix film and Aracely Munoz tackles Mulan.
Part Three features the work of the agency’s first “Passion Posse Protégés” such as Sarah Atwa, with her take on a poster for The Green Knight, Mike Rogers on Top Gun: Maverick, and Dakota Randal on Star Wars: Kenobi.
“Our agency’s mission statement is to ‘Provide opportunities for artists,’ they explain. “For the past seven plus years, we have been doing that with our exclusive group of talented creatives. This year we opted to expand on that and offer our insights to artists outside our agency’s talent pool. For the past few months we have been working with these artists through Skype meetings, portfolio reviews and Q & A sessions. It was an extremely rewarding process for us (and hopefully for the artists involved) and to culminate the first session, we invited them to participate in our #hate2wait passion project.”
Stephen Sampson started his professional life as a comic book illustrator, working mostly for 2000AD and the Judge Dredd Magazine, also providing covers for Marvel UK’s Overkill.
He then moved into the games industry and has for a number of years worked on many exciting titles, while also taking on freelance illustration jobs for some very cool clients.
As well as bringing his lifelong passion and full commitment to each project, he believes that his unique style can add a different taste and twist that maybe what you’re looking for.
If you haven’t discovered it, the Poster Posse site is well worth a visit, rammed with examples of official art produced for clients such as Disney and Netflix, and many more “Passion Projects” celebrating film, TV and events such as International Women’s Day.
Poster Posse is all about art, collaborations, partnerships and relationships. Together, with our group of over 40 creatives worldwide, they deliver art that has been used in multiple ways, whether its a digital marketing campaigns, key art, website content, in-store point of purchase, and much more.
Poster Posse create art for clients and for fun. If you have a project that requires diverse creativity, then drop them a line via their official web site.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.