Tavis Coburn’s Amazing Retro Program Covers for the 2010 BAFTA Awards

by Joey deVilla on February 23, 2010

Graphic designer Tavis Coburn designed the program covers for this year’s BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Awards, and they’re retro-cool! Each one features elements from the nominees for the Best Picture Award.

Here’s the cover featuring Up in the Air, with a very Mad Men-esque treatment of George Clooney:

Tavis Coburn's late '50s/early '60s style rendition of "Up in the Air"

This is the cover for An Education:

Tavis Coburn's late '50s/early '60s style rendition of "An Education"

It took me a moment to figure this one out. The helmet screams “space movie”, but the reflection of the child playing soccer in the visor makes it clear that the movie depicted here is The Hurt Locker:

Tavis Coburn's late '50s/early '60s style rendition of "The Hurt Locker"

Avatar, obviously. I still haven’t seen this movie. Mind you, I didn’t see Titanic until 2005. I like to think that anything I was doing around the turn of the millennium was far more interesting than any movie, especially a schmaltzy James Cameron date flick.

Tavis Coburn's late '50s/early '60s style rendition of "Avatar"

And finally, Precious:

Tavis Coburn's late '50s/early '60s style rendition of "Precious"

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather February 24, 2010 at 10:46 am

Wow. I agree. Those ARE amazing!

Rich April 2, 2010 at 9:06 pm

They are really cool. I just have a massive amount of respect for people who can create such cool bits of work. Oh and I just watched ‘Precious’ the other day on a flight and I thought it was brilliant – well worth a look.

Deb April 13, 2010 at 5:55 am

Brilliant! I especially like the one for Hurt Locker. And no, I haven’t seen Avatar either – it’s not very high up on the priority list…

Shaun Boyte May 12, 2010 at 10:43 am

These are incredible. Tavis Coburn is brilliant! Huge fan of Hurt Locker and Up in the Air.

VectorMan June 9, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Travis is realy cool man. I like that retro art:)

David December 9, 2010 at 8:24 pm

Love the retro art

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