Super heroes are famous among children and adults alike. My first memory of a super hero movie is of Super Man, played to perfection by Christopher Reed. Over the years, technology has enabled film makers to produce super hero movies with fantastic visual effects. Many celebrities have seen their careers rocket sky high portraying these larger than life characters.
Super hero merchandize is always high in demand. Moreover, artists with graphical and illustration talents have created many an amazing visuals, inspired by the original illustrated classics known as comic books. Super hero posters are also very famous and can be find in almost every home with a teenager or even kids of younger ages.
The beauty and attraction of a poster depends on how well the artists use their imagination and how they portray these allies of justice and law. One such artist is Macedonian Marko Manev. Manev has created a series of super hero posters with each giving its own statement. The best thing about Manev’s work is that he kept all these posters in black and white. The true identity of a super hero is always a secret and almost all super heroes use darkness as their ally. The black and white effects of Manev’s posters are an excellent way to portray the element of mystery.
Another great thought behind Manev’s work is that none of the super heroes have been showed with their features clear to the viewer. Every super hero is shown in his own domain. Batman is shown standing atop a sky scraper while the bat signal illuminates a part of the night sky. Thor, the god if thunder is shown summoning lightning from the sky through his hammer. Batman has been shown very smartly, inversely suspended from a web. The Hulk, my favorite by the way, Is shown standing on a load of rubble that of course came courtesy of his rage.
It is the work of artists like Manev that has allowed grownups to admire and even own the once considered juvenile posters.