While we dive deep into Hollywood’s poster offerings each month to look at the best and worst studio-produced one-sheets, it’s time to put our money where our mouth is. At The Film Stage, we believe that if some care is taken, a poster can be a distinct creation unto itself that’s worthy of observation and admiration. Today is the return of our feature, Alternate Art, in which the talented designer Midnight Marauder creates an original, alternate poster for one of the month’s releases.

This week we have four for Todd Haynes‘ ravishing, intoxicating drama Carol, which enters limited release this Friday and expands in the coming weeks. Starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, it’s at once a return to the deconstruction of femininity, social mores, and mild anarchy of privilege, as well as an honest and heartbreaking story about falling in love and the trepidation therein.

Check them out below, and see our interview with the director, review, and more here. We’ve also included Haynes’ excellent one-hour Q&A from this year’s New York Film Festival.





Update: Watch a video version of the NYFF talk below.

Midnight Marauder is a Los Angeles-based graphic designer, illustrator, and cinephile. Follow him on Twitter (@midmarauder) and any inquiries can be e-mailed.

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