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Paul Shipper is a traditional and digital artist who creates art for film and entertainment advertising.

Inspired from a very young age by the one sheets that hung in the cinema lobby and on his bedroom walls, Paul fell in love with the craft and beauty of the illustrated film poster. He has since devoted himself… Read More
Paul Shipper is a traditional and digital artist who creates art for film and entertainment advertising.

Inspired from a very young age by the one sheets that hung in the cinema lobby and on his bedroom walls, Paul fell in love with the craft and beauty of the illustrated film poster. He has since devoted himself to creating film poster art on a self proclaimed mission to bring the beloved 'old skool' illustrated movie poster 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 use the tools and delivery methods of today, while staying true to the traditional aesthetic he holds so close to his heart.

Over the years, people have compared his work to that of legendary Film Poster Artist Drew Struzan. Taken as a huge compliment, Struzan is actually a big part of why Paul chose the path of an illustrator. During a visit to Drew's studio back in 1997 he even told Paul he had a good teacher... meaning himself.

Paul's artwork has been appreciated and praised by key players within the film industry, including J.J. Abrams, Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Tom Hanks, Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski's.

Notably, one of Paul's illustrated posters was awarded Silver at the prestigious 2014 Key Art Awards in Hollywood.

Original art and prints of his work have been displayed at Pop Culture galleries in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Wellington and Paris. Prints are available direct from the gallery websites and Paul's online shop HOLY SHIP! 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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