Based in Istanbul,Turkey illustrator Murat Palta has taken what most would consider classic American films and has adapted the most iconic scenes from these films into illustrations that resemble that of a forgotten Ottoman manuscript. Palta’s works referrence quintessential movies such as Goodfellas, A Clockwork Orange, Pulp Fiction, Inception, Scarface, and more. Palta had this to say about his project:
It all started 2 years ago with an experiment to blend traditional ‘oriental’ (Ottoman) motifs and contemporary ‘western’ cinema. After a positive response to “Ottoman Star Wars”, I decided to take the theme further, and developed more film posters using the same technique.
Combining global with local, traditional with contemporary, and adding a bit of humor made it a fun and rewarding experience for me. According to my marks that I got from the project, the teachers’ opinion were the same.
Hit the jump to check out these fantastic clash of early Ottoman artwork and western film