Gallery: Film on Paper’s Crazy, Rare, Vintage Movie Posters

One of the many joys of the internet is that it caters to the hobbyist and obsessive in all of us, although admittedly few of us go to the lengths to which one Eddie Shannon, a UK-based designer, has gone with his pet obsession: film posters. Shannon has photographed all 1,500 of his movie posters and published them via his website, Film on Paper. Each poster has multiple detail shots as well as a heap of information about both poster and film. There’s some weird and wonderful artwork to be seen – apart from the instantly recognizable posters we’ve all seen a million times, Shannon also has a bunch of rare and often bizarre artwork for familiar films, along with crazy posters for films we’ve never heard of. We’ve selected a few of our favorite pieces of strangeness after the jump.

Withnail and I (1986)

Yes, that’s a Ralph Steadman poster for Withnail and I. Hunter S Thompson’s favorite artist creates a poster for one of the greatest films ever? We’re sold.