Jesús Prudencio pulls out the iconic cars from movies and make them the stars of these posters.

The car a character drives can tell us an awful lot about the character and even the themes of the movie.

Also sometimes they look cool.

Where would the Blues Brothers be without their beat-up police cruiser?

Or Bonnie and Clyde without their bullet hole-ridden car?

Sometimes it's not a car at all, like in Walter White's RV from the early seasons of "Breaking Bad."

Perhaps the most iconic movie-car of all, the DeLorean from Back to the Future.

The style of the movie posters is pared-down; it's hard to even find details about the movie itself.

The posters rely on the recognizable vehicles to do the work of words or quotes or titles.

Of course, that can be easier with films that are explicitly about cars.

This one might not be familiar to every American--it's Mr. Bean's car from the old TV show.

You could probably take a guess at this one without knowing the movie at all.

Co.Design

Movie Posters That Place The Focus Where It Belongs: On The Cars

These great posters—WAIT A SECOND. WHERE IS BLADE RUNNER?

Jesús Prudencio, a graphic designer and artist based in Seville, Spain, has a great collection of movie posters that recognize the importance of cars to movies and TV shows. What would Back to the Future be without the DeLorean? Ferris Bueller's Day Off without the Ferrari GT California?

American movies and TV shows especially select cars very carefully; a character's car can be a shorthand for who that character is (think Ron Livingston's anonymous compact sedan in Office Space, the beat-up police cruiser in Blues Brothers), who the character was, or who the character wants to be. Or it might be a key part of the plot of the movie: the station wagon in National Lampoon's Vacation, say.

Prudencio crafted minimalist, slightly retro movie posters that totally abandon any effort of describing the plot with taglines, of listing the movie stars within, or of trying to draw you in with wackiness or explosions. It's just the car. We've seen other ways of tackling movie posters—by using pop art, GIFs, and basic line drawings, among things—but we've never seen one with cars before.

The only one that's missing: Blade Runner. How can you not have the flying police car?

You can buy very lovely prints of Prudencio's "Cars and Films" series on Etsy.

[via High Snobiety]

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