Ken Taylor is an artist from Melbourne who began making posters and striking artwork back in 2001 for bands and musicians. However, after building up a name for himself, he went on to make beautiful artwork for films and TV shows, too. You've probably seen one of these floating around online, but take a look at some of his other works below.
Not only does Taylor do specific titles, but also pays homage to great icons of the industry, such as the legendary and violent Tarantino. The use of reds and splatter certainly highlights his use of effects - let alone the use of quotes, the eagle of Inglorious Basterds, and Death Proofs' car. That font is also great for his bold and controversial nature.
Drive is known for its striking use of hot pink, which is something Taylor obviously wanted to highlight here, celebrating the films' originality. Similarly with the Tarantino artwork, Taylor used capitals, diverging from Drives' iconic handwritten font.
This poster is so beautiful in so many ways! The attention to detail shows commitment to the classic. The use of red and blue holds a retro aesthetic while reminding us of the blood that was spilled.
4. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
The use of shadow here really highlights the depth of being 20,000 leagues underwater and the detail of the squid makes it look so real that it's terrifying. What's also great about this is the use of retro fonts and graphics that really show the greatness of Disney's mightiest motion picture of them all.
5. Little Shop of Horrors
Purple, green, and black really point out the aesthetic of classic, campy, gothic horror in this Little Shop of Horrors poster featuring Audrey II looking as menacing as ever. Once again, his attention to detail here is astounding. Just look at those vines! Also, that small but sweet title graphic is everything.
6. Alice in Wonderland
One celebrating an animated film this time, Taylor's rendition of Alice in Wonderland is wonderfully weird. He uses bright, bold primary colors to highlight the film's beauty and craziness.
7. Where the Wild Things Are
This close-up, simplistic and personal artwork really highlights the beauty and emotion of the family flick, Where The Wild Things Are. The browns, reds and grays create the thoughts of an autumn forest.
Another gothic classic here, Taylor decided to use simplicity to bring us elements of pre-technicolor and darkness. Those bare trees and full moon are so eerie!
9. Man of Steel
Going away from expectation, Taylor features a young Clark Kent here rather than the fully grown hero.
A total classic in a sepia tone.
Rather than a dark purple or blue, Taylor uses pink to make things even more spooky for his Beetlejuice art!
12. Creature from the Black Lagoon
Creature from the Black Lagoon is a piece of artwork containing so much detail it's insane!
13. Rambo: First Blood
Blood-red tones rule here as Taylor turns his talents to the action genre.
14. Flight of the Concords
Once again, that font is everything! I'm totally tasting toothpaste right now.
Always gotta use some epic shades of green for the Hulk.
A great red and blue contrast make this antihero even more badass.
17. Fight Club
This one is interesting. Rather than focusing his attention on Jack/Tyler himself, Taylor decided to create a beautiful poster of the Paper St. house with our protagonist standing on its stairs, as if the house is a manifestation of his Tyler side in the film's events.
Yellow, Watchmen's iconic color, mixed with the same familiar blue used in many of his works creates an unsettling contrast while featuring each main character prominently.
19. Silence of the Lambs
A close-up and personal image that portrays psychological themes and horror through minimalism, and of course, bright red blood.
A monster, a snake, and a small - yet great - title graphic.
21. Jurassic Park
This dino's tail almost twists into the prehistoric trees in the background of this all green ode to Spielberg.
This poster has some very detailed shading, reminding me exactly why this movie scared me.
23. Planet of the Apes
A beautiful mash of all characters, big and small... hairy and bearded. The flourishes and highlights of red really bring out the details.
Here, with another horror, Taylor has paid respects to Maniac - the original, rather than the Elijah Wood starring remake.
Monotone, a perfect way to express one of the darkest classics ever made.