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7 Amazing Illustrated TV Posters
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Pencils. Ink. Paper. Underappreciated in movie poster-making these days, but making a comeback – see this Wolverine one-sheet for details – it’s often up to TV to pick up the slack. With the new Mad Men poster setting eyebrows to cocked all over the web of late, here are seven examples of how the smaller screen is showing up movie poster makers with the same equipment available to your seven-year-old nephew…

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7 Amazing Illustrated TV Posters  | Mad Men Season 6
Mad Men Season 6

Poster designer: The Refinery – who also brought you these Life Of Pi, Drive and Breaking Bad posters.

Remember colouring in? Genuine ‘60s adman Brian Sanders does. Managing to echo old-school advertising tropes and make you feel an amazing sense of unease, this particular one-sheet pulls such a good Escher-like perspective trick with the background buildings/stop sign you almost don’t notice the double-Don action in the foreground. If it makes you think “What does it all mean?”, it’s definitely done its job.
 

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