Please allow me to join the love-in. I too recently started a blog (http://modposters.com) in part inspired by your excellent work here. I've reblogged some of your posts, and in the process you've helped me discover new artists. Thank you so much.
My question for you is this: How do you deal with the sheer volume of awesome that you constantly project?
Oh wow, the love-in never ends, here at Minimal Movie Posters! Thanks for the kind words :) Your blog is so very awesome (and just earned itself a follower!)
A difficult question, that one. I don’t make any of the posters on the blog, though I do sometimes feel overwhelmed by all the awesomeness that I’ve been discovering on the internet and sharing with you guys. Preferred coping strategy: flapping arms around excitedly and smiling like a maniac.
In all honesty and with no attempt to suck up to some complete stranger, I must admit that this is easily my most favourite page on all of Tumblr and maybe even the internet! Please keep up the brilliant work!
Moving onto my actual question, these posters are completely amazing, so amazing in fact, that I'd love to be able to try and get some of the images printed onto T-Shirts for myself.
Would there be any copyright issues over this?
I'd be happy to print the url or illustrator's name/tumblr pseudonym on it along with the poster.
But seriously, if this were to be any problem whatsoever, I'd definitely not do it!
Anyway, like I said, keep up the brilliant work! :D
BEST TUMBLR COMPLIMENT EVER. Happiness in my brain. Since I didn’t actually make any of the posters on the blog, I think I’m allowed to say that I also think that they are amazing :)
Moving on to my actual answer: to be perfectly honest, I’m not sure what the legal implications might be of making your own t-shirts (even with artist credit). It would probably be best to attempt to contact the artist in question, check thats its all ok. Some may even already have t-shirts available (bonus convenience!). If you’re having difficulty getting an artist’s contact, you can put a message in my ask box, and I’ll see if I have better luck in tracking one down.
Anyway, it’s nice to see that you’re trying to give credit where credit is due! It’s always good to acknowledge the hard work of an artist you admire. I really do hope that your little project works out, it sounds like a really awesome idea! :D
In most cases I have provided a link (just click on the artist’s name) to the source of the image, the artist’s website, or an online shop. Many artists sell their stuff on bigcartel.com, although many of the posters on this blog may require a little more investigation to find a place where you can buy them, and some simply are not for sale.
So I’d advise that you do a little research on the poster artist if you’re not sure where to buy a poster. Hope this is helpful!
Sorry for my ignorance or whatnot but I don't really get the Blade Runner poster. Care to explain?
I’m not entirely sure, but I assume that the 3 “drip” marks are a reference to the fact that it is pretty much always raining in the film. Rain is a pretty significant symbol in Blade Runner, so its an appropriate sort of thing to put in the poster (although it would be difficult to understand if you hadn’t seen the film lately)