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14 02, 2019

AMP talks to Freya Betts

"I feel like my best ideas just fall into place without trying to force it. I literally get the best wave of adrenaline...I have to drop everything to get the idea down and painted!

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4 02, 2019

AMP talks to Nico Bascuñán

"I really always wanted to be an astronaut, but I was so bad at maths."

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11 01, 2019

AMP talks to Peter Mahoney

"Saul Bass made me want to be a designer, Drew Struzan made me want to be an illustrator. Not very original I know, but true."

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21 02, 2018

“When I grow up…” ~ A collection of dreams.

There's nothing bigger than the dreams of kids... Whether it was to explore the outer-limits of space as a world famous astronaut, pack stadiums as a Rock Star, live a double life as a crime-fighting super hero or be the best pilot [...]

11 07, 2017

30×30: 1987 – An exhibition by AMP celebrating 30 films turning 30

AMP celebrates 30 films turning 30 years old with art by 30 amazing artists. Our first exhibition was held in the heart of Brick Lane, East London on 22nd-23rd September, 2017. Something we at AMP have wanted to do for a long time [...]

17 11, 2016

AMP 2017 Calendar – Raising money for The NSPCC

AMP launches a 2017 Fan Art calendar to raise money for The NSPCC We have teamed up with some incredible artists to produce a movie inspired calendar for 2017 to raise money for the NSPCC Little Stars 2016. The NSPCC has launched [...]

9 09, 2016

SOMETHING IS COMING… AMP launches new store with FIREBOX

NEW STORE LAUNCHING 15/09/16 AMP is super excited to announce the launch of a new store with global retailer FIREBOX . We are constantly asked at AMP how people can buy the work that we showcase on the site, asking for [...]

20 05, 2016

AMP reviews “X-Men: Apocalypse”

AMPs new in-house film reviewer, Jolyon Grose, brings you a glimpse into the latest and greatest films on the big screen. This week... X-Men: Apocalypse

19 05, 2016

The Warriors Limited Edition print by Joshua Kelly

AMP is super excited to be working with the talented Joshua Kelly, aka J-Monster Art, on a new limited print release for the 1979 cult classic "The Warriors" Size 24"x36" Digital archival print on 230gsm Matt paper. Stamped and handed numbered. Standard Edition of [...]

19 04, 2016

UK sci-fi Pandorica official poster designed by Adam Relf

Artist Adam Relf has recently completed the key art for UK Sci-Fi, PANDORICA. Here we find out a bit more about Adam, his work and what the future holds AN INTERVIEW WITH POSTER ARTIST ADAM RELF Hi Adam, we love your work, can [...]

  • Design and AMP for Godzilla
11 04, 2014

DESIGN AN AMP FOR GODZILLA

Impress Gareth Edwards and design an alternative movie poster for GODZILLA

  • FILTH Brief Entries
3 03, 2014

FILTH Poster Entries

Presenting all the entries for our latest brief to design an alternative movie poster for the film FILTH.

  • Filth Movie Poster Competition
11 02, 2014

DESIGN A FILTH ALTERNATIVE POSTER NEW COMPETITION FROM AMP

We are very excited to announce that we have a new competition with Lionsgate, in association with Irvine Welsh and Filth’s director Jon S. Baird, to design the poster for FILTH.

  • The Hobbit
5 12, 2013

Clement Moreau Hobbit tribute

To coincide with the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, we have a beautiful limited edition print by Clément Moreau being release on 13th December that pays homage to one of the greatest books ever written.

  • Trilogy
6 11, 2013

“Trilogy” by Mirco Zett

We are very excited to announce our collaboration with the super talented Mirco Zett, entitled "Trilogy".

  • Machete Kills
10 10, 2013

Machete Kills results

A massive thanks to all those who entered our Machete Kills brief in partnership with Lionsgate, amazing work by all who submitted.

  • Machete Kills
30 09, 2013

View the entries for our Machete Kills Brief

Entries for our current brief to design an alternative movie poster for the release of Machete Kills, in partnership with Lionsgate

  • Machete Kills
26 09, 2013

Design a Poster for Machete Kills, in partnership with Lionsgate

Lionsgate UK have set an exciting challenge to celebrate the cinema release of Robert Rodriguez insanely entertaining new movie MACHETE KILLS.

  • Blade Runner
28 08, 2013

Limited Edition print from Mark Button

Available now - Incredible Limited Edition Blade Runner prints from Mark Button. Be Quick! These will not last long!

  • Five Grand A Head
5 08, 2013

Five Grand a Head – Limited Edition print by Nathan Watson

Five Grand a Head, Limited Edition print by Nathan Watson. Hand numbered and stamped. Open edition from 10am GMT on Friday 16th August until 6pm GMT on Sunday 18th August.

  • LEGO Movie AMPs
31 07, 2013

DESIGN YOUR OWN LEGO POSTER

With LEGO - THE MOVIE on the horizon, we thought we'd have a bit of fun and design our own LEGO posters, with your help.

  • Peter Strain
9 07, 2013

AMP Talks to Peter Strain

"I generally start with a sketch, either physical or digital, and then draw out the elements. Scan all these in and colour and composite within Photoshop/Indesign."

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  • Pi poster entries
4 07, 2013

View the entries of the Pi Brief

Entries for the brief to design a poster based around Pi, the film from Darren Aronofsky, in partnership with Lionsgate Films.

  • Pi by Darren Aronofsky
2 07, 2013

Design a Poster for Pi by Darren Aronofsky

AMP has once again teamed up with Lionsgate Films to bring you another exciting competition for Pi by Darren Aronofsky

  • The Impersonators
2 07, 2013

View the entries for The Impersonators

We've teamed up with Arsonists pictures to bring you a brief to design a theatrical one sheet for The Impersonators.

  • Cameron K. Lewis
28 06, 2013

AMP Talks to Cameron K. Lewis

"The Empire Strikes Back is Star Wars at its absolute best. It took everything that was so amazing about Episode IV and enriched it."

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  • The Impersonators Brief
25 06, 2013

Design the Official Theatrical poster for THE IMPERSONATORS

AMP has teamed up with Arsonist Pictures with an exciting brief to design the official Theatrical one sheet for a new Superhero Comedy called THE IMPERSONATORS.

  • Print Club London
23 06, 2013

Print Club London Summer Screen Prints

Print Club London have teamed up Film4 to curate a screen printed poster exhibition in the newly opened West Wing Galleries.

  • James Gilleard
20 06, 2013

AMP Talks to James Gilleard

"Movie posters these days are usually pretty rubbish - which is why the alternative movie poster thing is so popular I guess"

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  • Sam Dunn
13 06, 2013

AMP Talks to Sam Dunn

"I actually listen to more movies than I watch. My boyfriend is a movie junkie and always has one playing when I'm working. The last movie I heard in full was Django Unchained."

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  • Doaly
10 06, 2013

AMP Talks to DOALY

"There’s always a lot of ideas in my notebook. A few I will definitely make time for are "26 Movies/26 Letter" and a Game of Thrones idea I just had the other night."

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  • Maniac DVD Cover Entries
3 06, 2013

Poster Entries for Maniac DVD Cover

Entries for the Brief to design a Limited Edition DVD cover for the film MANIAC, running in partnership with Metrodome Publishing.

  • Maniac DVD Cover Brief
31 05, 2013

Maniac Competition

AMP has teamed up with Metrodome Distribution to design a limited edition DVD cover for Maniac.

  • Texas Chainsaw Brief
29 04, 2013

Texas Chainsaw Poster Brief Submissions

Entries for our current brief in partnership with LIONSGATE Films, design the teaser for TEXAS CHAINSAW.

  • Texas Chainsaw Brief
19 04, 2013

TEXAS CHAINSAW COMPETITION

LIONSGATE UK have partnered with AMP to bring you a very exciting competition to design a digital poster for TEXAS CHAINSAW.

  • I Missed My Mother's Funeral
11 04, 2013

I Missed my Mother’s Funeral

Entries for our brief for "I Missed My Mother's Funeral", directed by Ben Quinn and staring Brian Cox.

  • AMP Volume 2
28 03, 2013

AMP: Volume 2 Now On Sale

We are really excited to announce that the second in our series of A5 books is now available to buy. Featuring 51 artist from around the world.

  • My Mothers Funeral
11 03, 2013

Win a new iPod touch 16GB

Design the poster for "I Missed My Mother's Funeral" and win an iPod touch 16Gb.