A Brief Look: The Poster Art of Heather Monahan

 

There is a subtle loveliness to the work of Heather Monahan (aka Cheeky Design). In her illustrated poster for Hal Ashby’s cult classic film Harold & Maude, the line work has a decorative flow, the likenesses of the film’s stars traced with deliberate weight and form.

For Ghostbusters, Monahan takes a playful approach to the faces — each a vague caricature, exact and comic. Monahan keeps an even hand, drawing just enough to keep each illustration fresh, the lark of inspiration and intent left on the page.

 

'Harold and Maude' by Heather Monahan

‘Harold and Maude’ by Heather Monahan

 

'Ghostbusters' by Heather Monahan

‘Ghostbusters’ by Heather Monahan

 

'The Royal Tenenbaums' by Heather Monahan

‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ by Heather Monahan

 

'Gone With The Wind' by Heather Monahan

‘Gone With The Wind’ by Heather Monahan

 

'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas' by Heather Monahan

‘The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas’ by Heather Monahan

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