The Academy Awards are less than two weeks away, and this year’s Best Picture nominee roster is one of the most inspiring we’ve seen in a long time. Oscar is turning 85 in 2013, and we’re celebrating by exploring the top picks in the form of an equally historic institution: the Pop Art movement.
Our Shutterstock designers each chose some of their favorite Pop Art heroes for inspiration. Some of the resulting poster designs are direct tributes to artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Keith Haring, James Rosenquist, Robert Indiana, and of course, Andy Warhol. Others take elements from the work of Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, or the movement as a whole, embracing bright colors and elevating everyday objects to the realm of fine art.
Check out all of our Oscar Pop! posters for the nominees, from Argo to Les Miserables, and see if you can spot all the Pop Art connections. Tell us which ones are your favorites, and what other films you’d like to see given the Pop treatment!