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Born in Manchester 1976, Paul Shipper lives and works from his home studio in South-West England. He is an illustrator renowned for producing imagery for film, entertainment and advertising properties.

Inspired from a very young age by the one sheets in the cinema lobby and the posters he pinned to his bedroom w… Read More
Born in Manchester 1976, Paul Shipper lives and works from his home studio in South-West England. He is an illustrator renowned for producing imagery for film, entertainment and advertising properties.

Inspired from a very young age by the one sheets in the cinema lobby and the posters he pinned to his bedroom wall, Paul fell in love with the craft and beauty of the illustrated film poster. Since the mid- 90's he has been devoted to creating art that embodies that very aesthetic on a self proclaimed mission to bring the beloved 'old school' illustrated movie poster he grew up with back to the cinema... and beyond

While remaining constant to his 'retro' vision, Paul's work has a modern appeal which proves fruitful for his growing client base. Embracing digital painting with his traditional art background is just one example of his ability to utilise the latest tools and delivery methods while staying true to the traditional style he holds so close to his heart.

Paul's illustrations have been appreciated and praised by some fine members of the film industry, including J.J. Abrams, Frank Darabont, Bob Gale, Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski's.

Recently one of Paul's illustrated posters was awarded Silver at the prestigious Key Art Awards.

Original art and prints of his work have been displayed in galleries in around the world. Prints are available direct from our gallery partner HCG and the PS STUDIO online shop Read Less
Key Art Award Winner 2014
Silver - Illustration Category

Artist of the Year 2013
Hero Complex Gallery, Los Angeles.


“Like many film fans I miss actual art on film posters and Paul Shipper’s genius work is precisely what’s missing. I can happily call this my favourite ‘World’s End’ poster.”
— Edgar Wrigh… Read More
Key Art Award Winner 2014
Silver - Illustration Category

Artist of the Year 2013
Hero Complex Gallery, Los Angeles.


“Like many film fans I miss actual art on film posters and Paul Shipper’s genius work is precisely what’s missing. I can happily call this my favourite ‘World’s End’ poster.”
— Edgar Wright, Director

“Paul, your work is, in a beautifully profound old-fashioned way, full of love for the medium and its representation. masterfully executed, thoughtful and atmospheric. Thank you!”
— Tom Tykwer, Director, 'Cloud Atlas'

“Paul, your work is most excellent!”
— J.J. Abrams, Director

“In a stunning product Paul’s piece still stood out as one of the gems, I would hire him again in a heartbeat.”
— David Waldeck, Topps, Inc. / Lucasfilm

“Paul Shipper is one of the most talented illustrators and creative minds I’ve run across in my more than 20 years in the creative industry… Hire paul today, you will become a client for life.”
— Jeff Andrews, Designer

“Paul is a pleasure to work with and a consumate professional - but by far what speaks most to his tremendous ability as an artist is his beautiful and incredible work. He’s a rare and impressive talent.”
— Daryl Golderg, Film Director

“His ability to capture the likenesses of the characters he illustrates, and a timeless, nostalgic feel that instantly transports viewers to the worlds he portrays is what separates paul from all other illustrators I work with.”
— Adam Smasher, Hero Complex Gallery

“Paul is one of the few alternatives to master Drew Struzan out there who can still accomplish the great old school film poster look. Just look for his ‘Jack And The Jungle Lion’ Book cover if you want proof.”
— Gilles Verschuere, Designer

“How in the heck could a gem like this stay hidden from my nerdy radar?”
— Jim Palmquist, Nerdlocker

“In the words of William Shakespeare, oh my fucking giddy god!”
— Simon Pegg Read Less
Paramount, CBS, Star Trek, IDW, Gravillis Inc., Magnolia Pictures, The Sunday Times, JWT, Lucasfilm, Star Wars, Intrada, Penguin Books, Gunsmoke, [adult swim], Topps, AMC, The Walking Dead, Child Helpline International, Autodesk, Solstice Publishing, GI Joe, Conde Nast, GQ Magazine, Riot Games, Miramax, MGM, FOX, … Read More
Paramount, CBS, Star Trek, IDW, Gravillis Inc., Magnolia Pictures, The Sunday Times, JWT, Lucasfilm, Star Wars, Intrada, Penguin Books, Gunsmoke, [adult swim], Topps, AMC, The Walking Dead, Child Helpline International, Autodesk, Solstice Publishing, GI Joe, Conde Nast, GQ Magazine, Riot Games, Miramax, MGM, FOX, HBO, Shout Factory, Anchor Bay, Rovio Entertainment, Angry Birds, Bonnier Corp... Read Less
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