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Phantom Thread Asked Artists To Create Posters For The Film And They Are Gorgeous

Phantom Thread

There's something about Paul Thomas Anderson's latest, Phantom Thread, that's encouraging equal amounts of creativity in its potential audience. Perhaps it's the sketches that Daniel Day-Lewis' dressmaker, Reynolds Woodcock, uses to create his masterful wardrobes. Or maybe it's the dresses themselves... works of art that, in one amusing scene, a woman states that she dreams about possibly being buried in one. When Woodcock designs, people take notice.

Which is part of the reason why Focus Features partnered up with Talenthouse -- a community for artists -- to create Phantom Thread-specific artwork ahead of the movie's wide release on Friday, January 19. Artists were encouraged to watch the film's trailer, scan the movie's social media accounts, and come up with designs for artwork that's inspired by Paul Thomas Anderson's vision. Five pieces of art will be selected by Focus Features, and the Selected Artists, according to the contest entry page, will receive $2,000 for each piece chosen. They'll also potentially see their work used in the Phantom Thread marketing campaign.

Focus shared a few of the official submissions for the Phantom Thread contest, and they are as gorgeous as the cinematography in Paul Thomas Anderson's own film. Take a look at a few of the ones what were submitted, with more than 237 illustrations sent to Focus and Talenthouse in all:

The selection period for the contest will begin on Friday, January 19. The winners will be announced on February 7.

Phantom Thread stars Daniel Day-Lewis in what has been announced as his final role. He plays famed London dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock, who finds himself torn between a new lover (played by the exquisite Vicky Krieps) and his obsessive need to create. See it for all of the performances, including a glacial and restrained turn by Lesley Manville as Reynolds' sister, the spine that holds him up... most of the time.

Check area listings to find a theater near you showing Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread. And then bookmark our Upcoming 2018 Movie Releases guide, for dates and details on every movie coming to theaters this year.

Sean O'Connell
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Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. He's frequently found on Twitter at @Sean_OConnell. ReelBlend cohost. A movie junkie who's Infatuated with comic-book films. Helped get the Snyder Cut released, then wrote a book about it.