May 18, 2014

A Look Back At Vintage Godzilla Posters

I always get the feeling that the art of movie posters has regressed somewhat over the years, giving way to more 'quick and dirty' driven techniques that always follow a predefined template of a few effective, eye catching designs (Basically giant heads everywhere). We do occasionally seem to get some creative takes, but those are few and far in between.

To celebrate the premier of Godzilla recently, we found the work of Noriyoshi Ohrai- One of the most famous movie illustrators in Japan, and I'd go so far as to call him their equivalent of a Drew Struzan. Over the years he's had the privilege of creating the Japanese poster adaptations of classic movies such as the original Star Wars trilogy, Blade Runner and many other classics, including an entire series for each installment of  Konami's Metal Gear franchise.

Noriyoshi Ohrai’s also spent his career creating some really incredible posters for the original Heisei Godzilla films over the years, which had a style all their own. Check out a small selection of the incredible amount of work Ohrai's created over the years after the break!

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