Traditional and Digital Works of Art for the World of Entertainment

Creating Art for Film, Past, Present and Future...

'I’m an Illustrator based in the UK. I create art to promote your film or project, cherish on your wall at home and enjoy for years to come...crafted through my eyes and experience, conjured from the heart, creatively presented in one magical image.’

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 by key players within the film industry, including J.J. Abrams, Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Tom Hanks, Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski siblings. 

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

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!


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, Thanks so much for your awesome Star Trek Posters. Your Work is Most Excellent!
— J.J. Abrams, Director
In the words of William Shakespeare, oh my fucking giddy god!
— Simon Pegg
Great work on the new SQUIRM cover art, a spot on retro comic book take, it’s a perfect compliment to the movie inside!
— Jeff Lieberman, Writer/Director of ‘Squirm’
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

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