Shutterstock Made Pop-Art Posters for the Best-Picture Oscar Nominees

All-stock creations were inspired by acclaimed artists

Shutterstock has unveiled its ninth annual Oscar Pop! poster series, featuring original key art for all of this year's Best Picture nominees at the Academy Awards—inspired by famous artists and created entirely from Shutterstock imagery.

"From the bubbly color palette and black collage elements synonymous with Pauline Boty, the founder of the British Pop Art movement, to the modern calligraphy depicted in Russian artist Pokras Lampas's street projects, each poster represents the individual and unique perspectives and interpretations of this year's Best Picture nominees," Shutterstock said in a statement. "Additionally, these posters highlight the diverse, best-in-class content provided by Shutterstock's global 1.6 million contributor community, which acts as the foundation for these remarkable, one-of-a-kind works of art."

Check out the eight posters below.

The Father

By Zahi Haddad, inspired by Banksy

Judas and the Black Messiah

By Nicole Dai, inspired by Emory Douglas


By Alice Lee, inspired by Yayoi Kusama


By Thanh Nguyen, inspired by Peter Max


By Will Banchero, inspired by Johanna Goodman

Promising Young Woman

By Abigayle Gaudreau, inspired by Pauline Boty

Sound of Metal

By Jac Castillo, inspired by Jamie Hewlett

The Trial of the Chicago 7

By Alex Bodin, inspired by Pokras Lampas

Zahi Haddad, who designed the poster for The Father, said in a statement: "The pop artist I chose, Banksy, utilizes confusion and the unknown in his own work. He shocked the art world at an auction when his Love Is in the Bin painting shredded itself after being sold for £1.04 million. It reminds me of the way that Anthony's mind self-destructs in The Father. Both question what is tangible in reality, with sanity and societal values an illusion that can be stripped away from us at any moment."

"The 2021 Academy Award Best Picture nominees form an eclectic shortlist," said Flo Lau, creative director at Shutterstock. "From the power of words and the pursuit of justice in The Trial of the Chicago 7, to a Korean-American family's immigrant story in Minari, these films provide our team with endless inspiration for this annual poster collection. Now in its ninth year, the Oscar Pop! series is a highlight for the creative team, who not only produce fun, fresh works of art based on their personal perspectives, they also leverage the exceptional talent from our 1.6 million contributor community."

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Tim Nudd was editor in chief of the Clio Awards and editor of Muse by Clio from 2018 to 2023.

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