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The coolest stuff you're likely to see today! Pixar releases Art Deco inspired UP posters!

Published at: Nov. 3, 2009, 6:28 a.m. CST by quint

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. If you didn’t need any other reason to love PIXAR, check out these awesome retro UP poster made to celebrate the release of the DVD and Blu-Ray. I know you’ll want these big, so click for massive wall-paper size. Enjoy!











There’s also these two which for some reason I couldn’t edit down to web-size without the process messing up the image, but are too cool not to include so enjoy: Click here for some awesome art deco dogs! and here for Kevin!. Now if only they made these as alternate DVD or Blu-Ray covers, with printable full wrap-arounds we could download… I’d totally either pick that final picture. Adventure is out there! -Quint quint@aintitcool.com Follow Me On Twitter



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  • Nov. 3, 2009, 6:30 a.m. CST

    Those are fantastic...

    by Mel Garga

    especially the first one. Thanks for sharing.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 6:33 a.m. CST

    ehhh- Over rated like the movie

    by daniel_larussos_gonna_fight

    But I did cry like a bitch twice ( begining and end )

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 6:33 a.m. CST

    Great looking posters!

    by Judge_Dredd

    Definitely want one of those on my wall.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 6:43 a.m. CST

    I like these

    by tomimt

    I have always preferred painted or drawn movie posters over retoutched photos.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 6:45 a.m. CST

    Is Rio de Janeiro a country now?

    by Argentino

    Just kidding, beautiful designs. I'd like a couple of those framed for my studio.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 6:46 a.m. CST

    The optional cover download should be for all movies

    by SoylentMean

    Although it's pretty easy to do it yourself. Also, companies should give you the option to download or hell, even request a booklet or just a placer card since some of us like to use the storage binders for our DVDs.<P> Anyway you slice it though, those are some great looking posters. Fuck the naysayers.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 6:50 a.m. CST

    Venezuela! Home of dictator Hugo Chavez!

    by ricarleite2

    Go see the power outage, lack of freedom of speech, and bolivarianist chaos!

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 6:50 a.m. CST

    No, but at the time these posters are set in...

    by SoylentMean

    Rio was quite literally the only South American city Norte Americanos knew about. It was lauded as some exotic locale and was often the destination of vacationers seeking travel brochure promised paradise. <P> So yeah, Rio is a country, of the mind, in the context of the time period of these fictional posters...

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 6:51 a.m. CST

    SQUIRREL...?!

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    I do not like the cone of shame.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 7:03 a.m. CST

    Pixar = Awesome!

    by Marxeffect

    P.S daniel_larussos_gonna_fight Taste... ever heard of it??

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 7:06 a.m. CST

    I am from Brazil, and I can pretty much say

    by ricarleite2

    Rio IS a country of it's own. It is unbelibeable how alienated and self centered their citizens are, a rotten, corrupt society that shows no similarities with the rest of Brazil. I've been there about four times (with no intention to go back ever again) and I always felt HORRIBLY out of place there. The culture and the vibe are pretty much out of synch with the rest of us. If you are thinking about traveling to latin america anytime soon, AVOID RIO LIKE THE PLAGUE. Go to Mexico's pacific coast, go to Argentina, or go to Florianopolis (south of Brazil) if you feel brave enough but not suicidal. Rio has always been a bizarre tourist trap that has attracted only Schwazenneger-esque tourists who crave for sexual tourism, drugsm and a fake sense of adventure. As for Venezuela, it is an ironic joke how UP portraits it to be such an exotic paradise, if we look to where that country is heading now (as a matter of fact, all of south america). In a nutshell, go to Europe. Asia. Damn it, go to Disneyland. Nothing to see here.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 7:08 a.m. CST

    'Spirit of Adventure' would have made a better title than UP

    by KEVIN_COSTNERS_RECYCLED_PISS

    'Cars' was a stupid title aswell, almost like it was just a working title that they never bothered to change.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 7:13 a.m. CST

    I don't know about the coolest thing...

    by Sebilrazen

    ... I think the coolest thing would be the BNAT list with my name on it.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 7:32 a.m. CST

    You know what's GREAT about these posters?

    by Nosferatu Jones

    All art. No PhotoShop.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 7:34 a.m. CST

    KevinCostnersRecycledPiss:

    by Nosferatu Jones

    Guess what: Pixar could have called those films THINGS ON WHEELS and BALLOON GUY and they still would have been great and they still would have millions of dollars. Everyone who works at Pixar laughs at you and your title gripes.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Eric Tan's art

    by Thunderclap8

    I think these are by Eric Tan, whose work is always amazing: http://erictanart.blogspot.com/

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 7:56 a.m. CST

    ricarleite2

    by Argentino

    Sounds like the differences between Buenos Aires and the rest of Argentina. However I wouldn't talk people out of coming to South America, there's a lot to see, SPECIALLY in Brazil. Yes, there's crime and poverty, but the same happens everywhere. I lived 2 months in the USA (New Orleans) an some parts of the city are fucking scary. Awesome place, nevertheless. Now, I've never been to Rio, but if it's such an awefull place, then lets invite people to Machu Pichu in Peru, the northwest and south of Argentina, Sao Paolo and Florianopolis in Brazil, and so on. PS: I've been to Florianopolis three times and it's gorgeous.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 8:07 a.m. CST

    My Favorite Film of the Year

    by WriteFromLeft

    Those are cool. The people at Pixar are geniuses. They're the only studio left that seems to know how to tell a story and not pander to the lowest common denominator.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 8:15 a.m. CST

    The "Fly Up to Venezuela" link doesn't work

    by AsimovDiedOfAIDS

    And it's the coolest design. Figures. FIX IT ALREADY! Please?

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Far from the coolest thing I've seen today.

    by ganymede3010

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 8:39 a.m. CST

    I like the Wall-E ones

    by Series7

    Better.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Pixar gets to hire some of the best illustrators...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...Shaun Tan did some work for WALL-E. Love his stuff.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Are the Incredibles/Wall-E/Ratatouille posters only available as

    by Nocturnaloner

    Love the Eric Tan stuff.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 9:04 a.m. CST

    available as $145 giclee prints?

    by Nocturnaloner

    Still love the Eric Tan stuff.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 9:37 a.m. CST

    The actual artist is...

    by HogHug

    Most of the posters are actually done by Paul Conrad. I know he was the designer on "Up" and was asked to do these for the Pixar atrium... Craig Foster did the Llama poster. Eric Tan did the Dogs poster. Erik Evans did the bird poster. So there.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST

    I also cried like a bitch at the begining

    by pokadoo

    ...during the montage of the couple's life together. I really liked his wife, and was aware that I hadn't seen anything about her in the trailer...

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 9:52 a.m. CST

    daniel_larussos...UP was overrated but made...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...you cry? A cartoon made you cry twice and you think it's overrated?<P>UP is perfect.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Can You Buy These?

    by Crow3711

    I'd love to buy one for my girlfriend for Christmas. Doesn't seem that is an option though. Anyone know for sure?

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Awesome!

    by Powerring

    Up was a great movie, those a great posters....period!

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 10:06 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    "The coolest stuff you'll likely to see today!"<p> Nope. That would be a big pair of tits wrapped around my cock. Bring on this evening...

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Awesome!

    by JB007

    I would hang those up on my wall

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Up isn't perfect at all...

    by TheWaqman

    in fact it completely loses steam after the first 15 minutes or so. You could call the first 15 minutes perfect, the rest was just average kiddie movie shit. Pixar definitely dropped the ball with it. But with that said it wasn't a bad movie either, I enjoyed it. And it was much better than Cars.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 10:16 a.m. CST

    UP is fucking rad - and I cried at the end.

    by Falafalguy

    Can Pixar please takeover WB, Universal, etc?

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 10:20 a.m. CST

    These seem to be modeled after the WPA posters

    by ltgalloway

    The WPA made some of the most iconic travel and service posters the U.S. has ever seen. Its unlikely that the government will be producing work like that again any time soon.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 10:22 a.m. CST

    TheWaqman, I disagree. The first fifteen minutes...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...were the most perfect part, I'll give you that, but the rest was amazing.<P>First of all, the main character was ancient and kids still loved it...I'm still not sure how they pulled that off. Every character and every plot point was there for a reason and contributed to the outcome...no typical crammed in comic relief or pop-culture jokes. Hell, the image/metaphor of the balloon house slowly loosing gas and the old guy dragging it along is worth the price of admission. Did I mention yet that the main character precipitates the adventure by whacking an innocent corporate drone in the face with his cane and drawing blood?<P>I suppose you don't have to love it, but calling UP "just average kiddie movie shit" is offensive.<P>I will fight you mano a mano or with weapons at a time and place of your choosing...

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Let's give Disney a bit of credit here...

    by HarryCalder

    ...these posters are awesome, and as much as they have Pixar's fingerprints all over them, some of these are clearly based on the utterly amazing posters that were created for Disneyland back in the day. Just a little shout-out for the Mouse House folks.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Also, to my great disgrace, I've yet to see "UP"

    by HarryCalder

    and given my unbound love for their work, that is absurd. Really looking forward to the DVD.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 10:39 a.m. CST

    ...HarryCalder, you really should have seen it in...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...a theater. I hope you have a decent TV.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Not 'Made' to Celebrate DVD release

    by nathankc

    These images were in the movie - at least some of them were. The one with the camel and the venezuala one definitely were. So, while they may have been released to celebrate the dvd release, they weren't created specifically for it. still cool though

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST

    These posters were not made for the DVD release.

    by BartholomewNeff

    These are the posters that Eric Tan created during the making of. Banners of them hung in the open hall at Pixar. Great posters though, but anything Tan has done is great.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 10:44 a.m. CST

    UP become crappy when TALKING DOGS appear

    by ricarleite2

    It was pretty solid, WALL-E level stuff, until those damn talking dogs came up. WTF was that all about? The 120 year old explorer was able to make devices so these different race dogs (with no female dogs around) could FUCKING TALK?! And be so annoying and pointless to the whole thing? UP would be one of the greatests, if it wasn't for this screw up. It felt like it was one or two re-writes from being perfect.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 10:44 a.m. CST

    These Posters are not done by Erich Tan...

    by HogHug

    ... only the Dog poster is Tan. Nobody reads anymore.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Argentino

    by ricarleite2

    Totally forgot about Machu Pichu, you are right. Sao Paulo should also be avoided, unless you are at a business trip and has someone to drive for you. Buenos Aires didn't feel that bad. Florianopolis is a pretty good place, and I recommend to anyone from south america, but I don't think it's worth the trip if you're on Europe or North America - go to the Caribeans or Australia instead.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Another reason to love Pixar's artists - amazing!

    by Bot-Bot

    These are spot-on perfect designs, similar to the WPA posters. I wish all movie posters look like this. Pixar's graphic designers rock!

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Agreed with those who have said Up was overrated.

    by 11ZOMBIES

    The first 15 minutes were awesome, but it was all downhill from there. Easily my least favorite PIXAR film. The posters are cool, I would like to see some like this for the other, better PIXAR films.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Looks like the old school Disneyland posters

    by darthvedder81

    Nice. I like that Disney is honoring their history a lot more now than they have in the past. Up is one of Pixar's best. I can't wait for the DVD.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Definitely not made for the vide release

    by FennShysa

    These were hanging in the Pixar atrium back during the summer... here's a photo from when I was out there in late July: http://tinyurl.com/yl8bprn

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST

    FennShysa

    by Series7

    How'd you get to visit mecca?

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Gorgeous

    by Omar B

    I've always had a love for art deco and (especially early German) and 50's commercial art ... but that was a bit later.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Omar B...

    by Blue_Demon

    you should go to plan59 . com<p>great 50s commercial artwork there.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Flicka: Yeah, my very bad for missing this on the big screen

    by HarryCalder

    But I do have friends with good boxes, so I watch the lush flix on their luxe electronix. I like "x" today.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Styles

    by Zippypinhead57

    Actually looks like several different styles. Muntz Industries does look like art deco, Fly Up looks more in the style of Mary Blair (Disney artist; think It's a Small World), as others have said, Muntz's Lair looks like the old Disneyland attraction posters and Spirit of Adventure looks like something from Saludos Amigos.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Only one of these could be called Art Deco

    by Det. John Kimble

    The zeppelin. The rest are 40's-60's. On the whole, the artwork is great, but with a whole lot of anachronistic typefaces thrown in.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Love how people wer themselves everytime Pixar is mentioned!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Pixar could release a 2 min vid of CGI grass and people would cream themselves!

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Cool posters

    by finky089

    I dig 'em like Smacks!

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST

    "I’d totally either pick that final picture."

    by TheBlackKnight

    Fail.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Overrated just like the movie

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Eat it up Pixar hypers.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 8:56 p.m. CST

    ricarleite2's description of Rio

    by Bouncy X

    so Rio is to Brazil what Quebec is to Canada? wow...we're so far apart and yet share such a similar problem, it truly is a small world after all. :P

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 12:58 a.m. CST

    Very disappointed

    by HermesTrismestigus

    With an amazing opening....that can be called pure art...and felt like it was some brilliant pixar short...it just seemed to die a slow death afterwards. But i always love how when I see a pixar movie it always seems cartoony at the beginning and then seems to get photo realistic as it goes on.

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 8:23 a.m. CST

    cool stuff....

    by The_Crimson_King

    makes me sad that I wont be able to see UP in 3D again

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 2:31 p.m. CST

    FlickaPoo, battle axe and butterknife...

    by TheWaqman

    I'll be the fair one and let you use the butter-knife.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Wonderful UP travel posters

    by Teddy Artery

    Coincidentally, I'm working on a project where I've been researching flight/train posters from the 20's through the 40's. These are perfect. I'd expect no less from the geniuses at Pixar.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:29 a.m. CST

    Actually Nosferatu Jones, those posters ARE done in Pshop

    by white_vader

    Did you look at the big versions? Probably Illustrator as well. But if by Photoshop you mean duotone images with floating heads and some little guy running with a gun beneath, then I get what you mean...

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 4:12 p.m. CST

    UP was great... and the posters rock!

    by HagCeli

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST

    "Pixar could release a 2 min vid of CGI grass and people would c

    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    No, because that would be crap and Pixar doesn't make crap. DreamWorks does.

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