Olly Moss’ Stunning 85th Academy Awards Poster

Posted by Grey Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A fan of the consistently awe-inspiring works of the impeccable Olly Moss? With the unprecedented collaboration between the Academy and Gallery1998, brace yourself for a masterpiece of epic proportion from the incredible British artist. 



It is no secret that we here
 at The Daily Zombies are avid fans of awesome alternate take of conventional movie posters as well as all great forms of art. As such, our admiration of the works of British artist, graphic designer, illustrator Olly Moss have been well-documented since the inception of the site. 

Last Sunday, we covered on For Your Consideration,” the first collaborative exhibition between the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Gallery1988 featuring art inspired by the 2012 Best Picture Oscar® nominees. Featuring the awesome works of artists the likes of Mark Englert, Phantom City Creative, Tom Whalen, and Godmachine, we were very much awestruck by the unprecedented collaboration. And as an ace in the hole, never one to be outdone, Olly Moss has conjured a true masterpiece comprising 85 Oscar statue relating to the 85 Best Picture winners from 1927 to 2012.

With no further ado, hit the jump to check out the image (click on the image to view it in full high resolution glory).


While some of the Best Picture winners are pretty straightforward, there are some truly inspired designs among the selection that every self-respecting movie buffs should take on the challenge to spot the film from the design. Here are some of the statue designs in close-up.













Here's the official description of the awesome poster from Oscar.com:

The 85th Academy Awards This commemorative poster was designed by English artist, graphic designer and illustrator Olly Moss in collaboration with Gallery1988. The special edition piece features 85 Oscar statuettes, each one distinctly inspired by the Best Picture winners from 1927 to 2012. 

For $35, you can order a print of the poster here. Here's the product description at the site:

Share in the Academy’s history with a one-of-a-kind poster designed by artist Olly Moss. The special poster features 85 Oscar® statuettes, each one distinctly inspired by past Best Picture winners, from 1927 through 2012. About the artist: A graduate of the University of Birmingham, Olly Moss is an English artist, graphic designer and illustrator. Notable works include the Thor cast poster for Marvel Entertainment, the cover artwork for the Resistance 3 video game for Insomniac Games and his recent book with Titan, Silhouettes from Popular Culture. Moss has created illustrations for The New York Times and The Guardian, and is commissioned by Empire Magazine to design a new movie poster illustration every month. He has quickly become the most sought after screen print artist working today, with buyers sleeping outside the galleries he shows in, just to have a chance to purchase his work. 

And from the words of the artist himself:

I worked with the Academy and Gallery 1988 to create the official 85 Years of Oscars poster. Click here to see it in detail! The brief was one of the hardest I’ve ever had; find a way to reference every single Best Picture winner from the last 85 years. Thanks to Gallery 1988 for putting my name forward and organising this whole shebang.

For those who need to have a list of answer to the Best Picture of the year to refer to, here are the complete list for your convenience.


The Artist (2011) 
The King’s Speech (2010) 
The Hurt Locker (2009) 
Slumdog Millionaire (2008) 
No Country For Old Men (2007) 
The Departed (2006)
Crash (2005) 
Million Dollar Baby (2004) 
Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King (2003) 
Chicago (2002) 
A Beautiful Mind (2001) 
Gladiator (2000) 
American Beauty (1999) 
Shakespeare In Love (1998) 
Titanic (1997) 
English Patient, The (1996) 
Braveheart (1995) 
Forrest Gump (1994) 
Schindler’s List (1993) 
Unforgiven (1992) 
Silence of the Lambs,The (1991) 
Dances with Wolves (1990) 
Driving Miss Daisy (1989) 
Rain Man (1988) 
Last Emperor, The (1987) 
Platoon (1986) 
Out of Africa (1985) 
Amadeus (1984) 
Terms of Endearment (1983) 
Gandhi (1982) 
Chariots of Fire (1981) 
Ordinary People (1980) 
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) 
Deer Hunter, The (1978) 
Annie Hall (1977) 
Rocky (1976) 
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) 
Godfather: Part II, The (1974) 
Sting, The (1973) 
Godfather, The (1972) 
French Connection, The (1971) 
Patton (1970) Midnight Cowboy (1969) 
Oliver! (1968) 
In the Heat of the Night (1967) 
Man for All Seasons, A (1966) 
Sound of Music, The (1965) 
My Fair Lady (1964) 
Tom Jones (1963) 
Lawrence of Arabia (1962 
West Side Story (1961) 
Apartment, The (1960) 
Ben-Hur (1959) 
Gigi (1958) 
Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957) 
Around the World in 80 Days (1956) 
Marty (1955) 
On the Waterfront (1954) 
From Here to Eternity (1953) 
Greatest Show on Earth, The (1952) 
American in Paris, An (1951) 
All About Eve (1950) 
All the King’s Men (1949) 
Hamlet (1948) 
Gentleman’s Agreement (1947) 
Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946) 
Lost Weekend, The (1945) 
Going My Way (1944) 
Casablanca (1943) 
Mrs. Miniver (1942) 
How Green Was My Valley (1941) 
Rebecca (1940) 
Gone with the Wind (1939) 
You Can’t Take It With You (1938) 
Life of Émile Zola, The (1937) 
Great Ziegfeld, The (1936) 
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) 
It Happened One Night (1934) 
Cavalcade (1933) 
Grand Hotel (1932) 
Cimarron (1931) 
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) 
Broadway Melody, The(1929) 
Wings (1928)



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