Rich Kelly Poster Art

Illustration // Saturday, June 08, 2013
Rich Kelly makes poster art that is at once wildly fresh and inarguably sophisticated. He creates single images that express the attitude and atmosphere of a film or musical group with skill and flourish, utilizing an astounding sense for angle, proportion and perspective to generate off-kilter compositions that could draw you in for hours. Kelly's earthy, controlled palette allows him to place emphasis on the figures and their dynamic interactions, giving these movie/band posters a life of their own outside the realm of the original works. You might not even want to bother seeing the movies, just spend the day gorging your eyes on these posters!

Illustrations by Rich Kelly

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 06, 2012
There is a little bit of everything in the works of Rich Kelly. You have music posters, movie posters, television program illustrations, and straight gallery works all from one hand (or two hands). Kelly has made work for Bonnie Prince Billy, Breaking Bad, Planet of the Apes, R Kelly, The Tallest Man on Earth, and other musicians and entertainers. He is trying not to break things.

The Illustrated Man by Rich Kelly

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 23, 2012
As an illustration Rich Kelly did for the musician Dr. Dog, this gorgeously inked portrait of a weathered man who has done his time under the needle. It was done for the purpose of being a printed poster for a show at the Vic Theater in Chicago, IL. I love the palette and focus on the tattoo work in the image.

Rich Kelly's Illustrated Man

Tattoo // Wednesday, August 22, 2012
As an illustration Rich Kelly did for the musician Dr. Dog, this gorgeously inked portrait of a weathered man who has done his time under the needle. It was done for the purpose of being a printed poster for a show at the Vic Theater in Chicago, IL. I love the palette and focus on the tattoo work in the image.

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