Alexa here from Pop Elegantiarum with a quick pretty picture break. I find too many film posters to be utterly devoid of style; it's pretty disappointing when a great film gets a poster that looks like it should be on the back of a cereal box. (Just check out the overwhelmingly lame offerings for 2009.) So I just have to give a shout-out to illustrator Claudia Varosio. Her film posters are completely original, and give you the feeling of seeing the movie for the first time, through someone else's (very hip) eyes. She has a fabulous way of distilling films to a single, iconic image (and not in that awful animated Terminator Salvation way):
like the masks in Eyes Wide Shut,
or a Lacuna, Inc. file cabinet from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,
or the 50 eggs in Cool Hand Luke. Check out more of Claudia's stylish universe here.