The double exposure effect has been extremely popular over recent years, and has been a featured topic before in my inspiration showcases. Originally the effect was produced using a photography technique where two images are exposed onto the same piece of film, but the style has since been digitally replicated by designers in Photoshop, as I explain in my recent double exposure effect tutorials. I’ve noticed the effect has also been adopted by illustrators who mimic the trendy double exposure style, but rather than use existing imagery, they skilfully recreate the effect by hand and combine multiple illustrations into one layout to form interesting compositions. In today’s showcase I featured 30 cleverly illustrated poster designs that have been hand drawn in the popular double exposure style.

Rocky by Gabz

Rocky by Gabz

First Blood by Gabz

First Blood by Gabz

Inception by Gabz

Inception by Gabz

Big Significant Things by Gabz

Big Significant Things by Gabz

Mulholland Drive by Gabz

Mulholland Drive by Gabz

The Jungle Book by Olly Moss

The Jungle Book by Olly Moss#

Star Wars Trilogy by Olly Moss

Star Wars Trilogy by Olly Moss

Star Wars Trilogy by Olly Moss

Star Wars Trilogy by Olly Moss

Star Wars Trilogy by Olly Moss

Star Wars Trilogy by Olly Moss

Batman Begins by Michael Rogers

Batman Begins by Michael Rogers

Assassin’s Creed by Michael Rogers

Assassin's Creed by Michael Rogers

The Walking Dead by Michael Rogers

The Walking Dead by Michael Rogers

The Ruin Saga by Levente Szabo

The Ruin Saga by Levente Szabo

BAFTA 2016 Best Film posters by Levente Szabo

BAFTA 2016 Best Film posters by Levente Szabo

BAFTA 2016 Best Film posters by Levente Szabo

BAFTA 2016 Best Film posters by Levente Szabo

BAFTA 2016 Best Film posters by Levente Szabo

BAFTA 2016 Best Film posters by Levente Szabo

BAFTA 2016 Best Film posters by Levente Szabo

BAFTA 2016 Best Film posters by Levente Szabo

Mad Max Fury Road by Levente Szabo

Mad Max Fury Road by Levente Szabo

The Boy with the Tiger’s Heart Cover by Levente Szabo

The Boy with the Tiger's Heart Cover by Levente Szabo

Drive Movie Poster by Luis Fernando Cruz

Drive Movie Poster by Luis Fernando Cruz

Movie Director Prints by Julian Rentzch

Movie Director Prints by Julian Rentzch

Esquire US Illustration by Simon Prades

Esquire US Illustration by Simon Prades

Short Story Illustration by Simon Prades

Cons Short Story Illustration by Simon Prades

Southern Pacific Law Center Cover Art by Simon Prades

Southern Pacific Law Center Cover by Simon Prades

De Standaard Illustration by Simon Prades

De Standaard Illustration by Simon Prades

SE7EN Poster by Changethethought Studio

SE7EN Poster by Changethethought Studio

Double Exposure Animals by Denis Krasavchikov

Double Exposure Animals by Denis Krasavchikov

Journalist In British Fiction Cover by TommyPocket Design

Journalist In British Fiction Cover by TommyPocket Design

Batman vs Superman by TommyPocket Design

Batman vs Superman by TommyPocket Design

SPECTRE by TommyPocket Design

SPECTRE by TommyPocket Design

The Oscars Illustrated by Maria Suarez Inclan

The Oscars Illustrated by Maria Suarez Inclan

EX Machina Movie Poster by Ben Parkin

EX Machina Movie Poster Concept by Ben Parkin

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  1. These are amazing! I never thought about how this was done. It’s fascinating the way the images, or the shape of the images, pertain to the topic of the movie/poster!
    Very cool! Thanks for turning us on to these!
    Su

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  2. awesome collection mister Chris, that’s really cool stuff. keep up doing good stuff for us.

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  3. Think the Olly Moss ones nail it for me. The C3PO one especially, with the twin moons as his eyes.

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  4. I just know that this is called double exposure after read your post. I use to be called this picture in picture :-) I always focus on the picture inside rather that the outer picture which may exactly what the designer want we to focus into.

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