Tuesday, 26 April 2011

She was still the point of the turning world, man.

I adore the film The Virgin Suicides by Sofia Coppola, and found some really lovely illustrated film posters by artists on the internet.

The premise of the film is based around a group of teenage boys who become obsessed with the lives of five sisters in suburban america during the mid 70s, sheltered by their overbearing parents and close friendship for one another, a unique backdrop of warm summer nights,  pastel shades, and sumptuous cinematography comes a sense of overwhelming familiarity and nostalgia, a coming of age story which leads to an untimely demise for all five sisters. 
Air and The Hollies among others provide a hypnotic and haunting soundtrack.

Poster design and Illustration by Jaime Anderson

Illustration and poster design by Adam Juresko

LA Graphic Design

I like how these illustrated posters showcase subtle key feature's that are significant within the film, Juresko's poster shows the family homes fence, not only giving a sense of claustrophobia, plays a vital connection with the first and youngest to die of the Lisbon sisters. 

Andersons poster exhibits the Lisbon sisters long blonde hair, one of their discerning and desirable features.

Perhaps the most obvious visual connection between the poster and film is one of the sisters legs suspended mid air, suggests one of the suicides is a hanging.

The poster by LA graphic design is one of my favourites, the choice of colours are muted and subtle and the flower they are 'blooming' from may represent coming of age, vulnerability and their close connection between each other.

1 comment:

  1. Always wanted to watch this, debated buying it the other day, and now you've made me desperate to see it!! All I can think of now is playground love...