Special Edition Commemorative Poster Celebrates OscarĀ® History with Olly Moss Design

Original Poster on Display at Gallery1988 in Hollywood

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – In celebration of The Oscars® on February 24, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled today the newest addition to its show poster collection.

The commemorative poster was designed by English artist, graphic designer and illustrator Olly Moss in collaboration with Gallery1988.  The special edition piece features 85 Oscar statuettes, each one distinctly inspired by the Best Picture winners from 1927 to 2012.  The poster images can currently be viewed in a digital gallery at http://oscar.com/best-pictures-tribute.

Moss, a graduate of the University of Birmingham, is best known for such works as the “Thor” cast poster for Marvel Entertainment, the cover artwork for the “Resistance 3” video game, and his recent book Silhouettes from Popular Culture.  One of the most sought-after screen print artists working today, Moss has created illustrations for The New York Times and The Guardian, and is commissioned by Empire magazine to design a new movie poster illustration every month. 

The commemorative poster, along with a special edition T-shirt by DabsMyla, is now available for purchase at oscars.org/posters or by calling 1-877-335-8936.

The original poster will be on display beginning February 14 as part of “For Your Consideration,” the Academy’s collaborative exhibition with Gallery1988 Melrose, at 7020 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.  For information about the exhibition, visit nineteeneightyeight.com or follow Gallery1988 on Twitter (@galleries1988) and Facebook (gallery1988).  Fans outside the Los Angeles area can find out about special giveaway opportunities by following the Academy on Twitter (@TheAcademy) and Facebook (TheAcademy).

Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane.  The Oscar presentation will be televised live on the ABC Television Network and in more than 225 countries worldwide.  For more information go to Oscar.com or download the official Oscars app.

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