Andy Warhol style movie posters
Two recent one-sheets have embraced a familiar “Andy Warhol style” of silkscreened artwork. This familiar pop art panel technique created by the legendary artist can be seen in the recent Madea’s Family Reunion movie poster and the Factory Girl movie poster (which isn’t surprising for Factory Girl, as it is one of several films to cover Andy Warhol’s life).
A cultural icon (at least for “15 minutes”) and the definitive artist of the American 1960s Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol was a true pioneer, who focused his experimental nature into art, music, and film. His embrace of painting and silkscreening supported his interest in mass produced art featuring mass produced items — including illustrating everything from soup cans to celebrities. Warhol even had assistants working at his art studio (known as “The Factory”) producing countless copies and variations of his silkscreen artwork.
This serialization of his art, most notably of Marilyn Monroe, was often presented as several different proofs together as one piece, resulting in his familiar spilt-screen multiple panel style artwork.
Taking Warhol’s embrace of consumerism as subject matter further, a psudeo “Warhol style” can be applied to your favorite photos, even images of your pet. You can find several tutorials attempting to achieve a “Warhol effect” in Photoshop, or even try your hand at coloring Marilyn Monroe online in a Warhol style.