Awards show season recently kicked off and the Oscars are coming up later this month, so what better time to talk about our favorite movies, television, characters and the artwork they've inspired?
Since the first day we started online custom framing, movie posters and prints have been one of most common categories to pass through our framing studio.
With this in mind, we've curated a list of some of our favorite places to shop for them online.
Source: Bottleneck Gallery (Artists L to R: Laurent Durieux, Matt Ferguson and Dave Perilo)
Home to a rotating collection of limited-edition prints based on popular films and television, Bottleneck is an amazing place to hunt for new framed art.
You can sort by available releases (to skip over the many sold out items) or works specific to talented artists such as Matt Ferguson, AJ Masthay, Laurent Durieux among many others.
Bottleneck releases sell out quickly, so you need to be on your toes to grab one. Fortunately, if you are able to purchase a poster you love, you can add a custom frame to your poster (courtesy of Level Frames) and receive your new artwork ready to hang in the frame style of your choice.
Source: Mondo (Artists: Jessica Seamans and Phantom City Creative)
Mondo is another spot to find limited-edition posters and prints dedicated to your favorite shows and movies.
At any given time, they have a small, curated collection of frame-worthy posters for sale, along with other items such as albums (we love to frame all kinds of vinyl records!) and t-shirts.
You can find small obscure Italian horror films like Dario Argento's "Tenebraea" along with blockbuster, family-friendly hits like Pixar's "Toy Story" (both posters above).
Many of Mondo's releases are standard poster frame sizes such as 18" x 24" and 24" x 36", so you will have a range of framing options to choose from.
Source: Fred Birchal on Dot Press
Looking for a different take on movie posters?
Fred Birchal recreates some of the most visually recognizable elements from popular films and TV shows like Breaking Bad, Star Wars and Back to the Future, just to name a few.
His posters pay homage to your favorite movies in a way that is eye-catching without being busy.
Check out the hundreds of iconc outfits, architecture and automobiles from your favorite movies and shows and see how many you can instantly recognize.
All prints can be custom framed to your liking and shipped to you ready to hang.
This Netherlands-based designer has an impressive collection of minimalist movie prints. Whether or not you ascribe to the Minimalism lifestyle, we can probably agree that it makes for some seriously cool posters.
In custom framing, the minimalist approach is sometimes the best way - a black, gallery style profile and an inch or two of white matting will always look clean and contemporary, allowing the artwork to stand out.
Just make sure to use museum-quality materials when you frame in order to preserve photos, posters and prints over the long haul.
Goonies Art Print by
The creativity found on the Etsy marketplace is quite impressive.
From downloadable files that you can print and frame on your own to hand-pulled screen prints that can be personalized, there is a ton of variety.
Try searching for "movie posters" to uncover artists who are adding their own unique and unconventional spin to movie posters. Or, search for the actual title of a film you are interested in.
When you find that amazing poster that sparks joy or nostalgia and it arrives on your doorstep, don't let it stay rolled up in the shipping tube!
One of the best and fastest ways to get your new artwork on the wall is is to design the frame online and complete the framing at home using our DIY framing kit. Within just a few days after your order, we'll send everything you'll need to complete the project on your own in 15 to 20 minutes.
If you'd like more recommendations on where to look for a specific poster or print, or need framing recommendations for your own artwork, feel free to get in touch with us via the blue chat bubble to the right.
You can also browse featured artists with whom we are fortunate to partner. Our goal is to make it easier for you to purchase their work custom framed so that it will stay protected and look its best.
Happy poster hunting and happy framing!