Artist Dissects Famous Films by Displaying All the Iconic Objects Found in Them

Fantastic Mr. Fox Commemorated Poster

Many people remember a movie for its unforgettable characters or incredible plot twists, but Jordan Bolton commemorates great films with the small things. The Manchester-based poster artist creates a unique portrait of motion pictures by depicting their defining objects as well as their recognizable color palettes. “I see the posters as providing an interesting and fresh perspective on the film's themes and characters,” he tells us in an email, “even for someone who has seen the film many times.”

Bolton’s series is called Objects and features both classic and contemporary films. He’s recreated items from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Carol, Amelie, as well as Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Fantastic Mr. Fox. Anderson’s movies are ideal for this project, as his productions are known for their distinct color palettes and quirky, almost surrealist feel to costuming and set design.

Each poster in Objects is in a similar format—tiny items are neatly arranged in a vertical composition. They’re given plenty of breathing room, like every individual element is a specimen in a scientific display. It allows us to carefully study each one and consider its connection to the film, perhaps illuminating portions of these compelling stories that we wouldn’t have thought of otherwise.

Bolton sells Objects as posters available in his Etsy shop.

Tiny Objects Make Up Unique Portrait Of The Grand Budapest Hotel

Poster of Recognizable Items In Amelie Motion Picture

Portrait Of Defining Objects Of Moonrise Kingdom Motion Picture

Fresh Perspective On The Royal Tenenbaums Film

Recreated Items From Classic Motion Picture Breakfast At Tiffany's

The film Carol is a reversible poster. According to Bolton, it’s “inspired by the role reversal that takes place between Therese and Carol over the course of the film.”

Unique Reversible Portrait Of Carol Motion Film

Jordan Bolton: Tumblr | Instagram | Facebook | Etsy

My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Jordan Bolton.

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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