Matthew Chojnacki's latest book features exactly 200 movie posters, celebrating everything from Tron and Blade Runner to The Da Vinci Code and Bambi. But they aren't the kind of posters you see lining the walls of a movie theatre. "The only criteria was that the poster couldn't have been used in an official theatrical run of the film," Chojnacki says of the book, Alternative Movie Posters: Film Art from the Underground. "And it had to kick ass."


The posters come from more than 100 artists and designers, and range from fan art to magazine illustrations and promo pieces for theaters. Two hundred may sound like a big number, but it's a heavily curated list — Chojnacki spent a year combing through more than 10,000 pieces in order to find those that were ultimately featured in the book. "I wanted to include a wide range of artistic styles, film genres, and countries of origin," he explains. Alternative Movie Posters artists hail from 20 different countries around the world.