EXCLUSIVE! First Look at Movie Poster Illustrator Paul Shipper’s CLOUD ATLAS One-Sheet Trilogy!

The CLOUD ATLAS Triptych

The CLOUD ATLAS Triptych

Back in April of this year we were quite excited to bring our readers the news that New Zealand movie poster illustrator Paul Shipper was planning on creating on his own one-sheet tribute to the Warner Brothers film ‘Cloud Atlas’. After a casual Skype discussion with Beyond the Marquee’s own Jon Donahue (who had worked on the ground-breaking film), Paul and Jon came up with an idea for a newly illustrated alternative  ‘Cloud Atlas’ poster! After months of work on various side projects Paul recently found the time to create not just one, but a total of three ‘Cloud Atlas’ poster designs that each highlight a major storyline within the epic inter-woven plot of the film. We are all now proud to be the first to share with you the end result, some truly gorgeous works of art with such amazing detail, texture and richness, that which has not been seen in movie poster marketing art-work in many years. It’s no wonder that Paul Shipper is quickly becoming an over-night favorite amongst film Directors here in Hollywood this past year. Even the ‘Cloud Atlas’ filmmakers who have had a chance to see Paul’s work on these posters not only gave their nod of approval, but we have heard are even interested in obtaining prints for themselves! Paul Shipper will be here in Los Angeles this week at a cool art show being put on by the HERO COMPLEX GALLERY, click ahead for details as well as isolated images of each of the three fantastic ‘Cloud Atlas’ posters!  

‘Cloud Atlas’ is a 2004 novel, the third book by British author David Mitchell. It consists of six nested stories that take the reader from the remote South Pacific in the nineteenth century to a distant, post-apocalyptic future. The 2012 film, written, produced and directed by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer and Andy Wachowski features the multiple plotlines set across six different eras. ‘Cloud Atlas’ is an exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.


"The Pacific Journal of Adam Ewing" (1849)

“The Pacific Journal of Adam Ewing”

 "Half-Lives: The First Luisa Rey Mystery" (1973)

“Half-Lives: The First Luisa Rey Mystery”

"An Orison of Sonmi~451" (2144)

“An Orison of Sonmi~451”


Upon completion of these epic posters, Paul Shipper released this statement; “Cloud Atlas is most definitely a film that deserves celebrating and this is one way I can do that. I can only hope that for those who have not seen the film yet that maybe this artwork would get them interested…”. 

On behalf of the Beyond the Marquee team and Jon Donahue, we are incredibly grateful to have had the pleasure to work with Paul on this concept and so excited to see it finally come to fruition thru his amazingly artistic abilities.

If you are in the Los Angeles area this Friday night, September 20th, please head over to the Hero Complex Gallery for their newest art exhibition, “Young Guns of Print”, a show highlighting some of today’s hottest rising stars in the art print world. Details are below!


Who:  Hero Complex Gallery

What:  “YOUNG GUNS of Print” Art Exhibition

Description:  An art show celebrating the rising stars of print

When: Opening Reception: Friday, Septmeber 20th, 7-10pm

Additional Hrs:  W-Sat, 11am-6pm

Where:  Hero Complex Gallery, 2020 South Robertson Blvd., Studio D, LA, CA 90034


In addition to Paul Shipper, all 18 artists involved have personally chose their own ‘mini-theme’ to work from. This show will exhibit every type of print imaginable…screen prints, letter presses, giclees, and even 7′ tall life-size portraits. So if you’re a print collector who loves the raw talent of today’s newest artists you should come check out the show where you can meet with many of the artists involved to view the results of several months of their hard work. Each artist will be presenting between 2 – 15 pieces of artwork, so trust us when we say there will be something there for everyone. Here is the artist list along with their mini-theme;


Young Guns Artist List:

Ale Giorgini – ‘Greetings From Los Angeles’

Andrew Kolb – ‘Mused on Tattoos’

Bruce Yan – ‘Something About Animation’

Florey – ‘Busted’

JP Valderrama – ‘The 27 Club’

Khoa Ho – ‘Superheroes Past and Present’

Marie Bergeron – ‘Tribute to Tim Burton’

Mark Lone – ‘Creatures’

Mark Reihill – ‘Hunters’

Marko Manev – ‘Tribute to Lord of the Rings’

Matt Ferguson – ‘It’s the End of the Word As I Know It (And I Feel Fine)’

Matthew Johnson – ‘Tribute to Harry Potter’

Paul Shipper – ‘Alternative Movie Posters’

Peter Gutierrez – ‘Mechanically Acclaimed’

Phillip Ellering – ‘Geniuses at Work’

Tim Anderson – ‘Harrison Ford Gun Show’

Tim Jordan – ‘Bettie’

Zeb Love – ‘Emblems’

Artists in Attendance:

The following artists will be in attendance, with Bruce Yan, JP Valderrama, and Paul Shipper all flying in from destinations as far as New Zealand, so this may be your one and only chance to meet these artists and have them sign your favorite artwork of theirs:  Bruce Yan, JP Valderrama, Paul Shipper, Peter Gutierrez, and Phillip Ellering. 


Opening Reception:

September 20th, 7-10pm – All Ages – No Cover – Copious Beverages – Music – Artists in Attendance


Exhibiting at:

Hero Complex Gallery

2020 South Robertson Blvd.,

Studio D

Los Angeles, CA 90034


On Display:

September 20th – October 5th

W-Sat, 11am-6pm


Please RSVP on their Facebook Event Page: here

HCG website: here





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3 Responses to “EXCLUSIVE! First Look at Movie Poster Illustrator Paul Shipper’s CLOUD ATLAS One-Sheet Trilogy!”

  1. […] featured players including Jim Sturgess, for an upcoming show at Hero Complex Gallery.  Thanks to Beyond the Marquee who posted these amazing prints online for our viewing pleasure.  See the triptych posters below, […]

  2. […] Paul Shipper, has created a nice trilogy of posters for an upcoming Hero Complex Gallery show. Beyond the Marquee posted the gorgeous prints online for our viewing pleasure. See all three below. […]

  3. Ray Juicewater says:

    Beautiful work! or I aint Ray Juicewater!

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