A Brief Look: The Film Posters of Murugiah


Underlying even the most sophisticated and mature film is a thin layer with a simple task — to instill a sense of glee and wonder into the audience at the mere existence of cinema. No matter the darkness of the subject matter, there is delight in the art of entertainment. UK based illustrator Murugiah places this aspect of going to the movies at the forefront of his film posters.

It’s the sheer joy found in loving a movie that pulses through Murugiah’s take on Stanley Kubrick’s seminal film 2001: A Space Odyssey.  It’s an intertwining of moments held in cosmic balance on the page. A poster as pure celebration.

There is a sense of a Peter Max-like positivity pushing the shapes and colors across the composition. Once the eye gets lost in the psychedelic color, the rhythm leads you to see the full picture. Murugiah’s posters read like shattered stained glass, a dispersement of narrative held within the borders of the paper.


'2001: A Space Odyssey' by Murugiah

‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ by Murugiah


'Midsommar' by Murugiah

‘Midsommar’ by Murugiah


'WandaVision' by Murugiah

‘WandaVision’ by Murugiah


'Grand Budapest Hotel' by Murugiah

‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ by Murugiah


'A Clockwork Orange' by Murugiah

‘A Clockwork Orange’ by Murugiah


'Dr. Strange: Multiverse of Madness' by Murugiah

‘Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ by Murugiah


'Dune' by Murugiah

‘Dune’ by Murugiah


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