80s Movies - Back to the Future

This is the start of a new series of 80s movie poster illustrations, this time centring around the great movies of the 1980s.  I'm actually old enough to have been a teenager in the 80s, so I remember in 1985 going to see this amazing new movie at the cinema called "Back to the Future".

I remember that everyone went NUTS over it, and even watching it today it still holds up.

In this poster, Ive picked out some classic elements to the story, and arranged them in a way that hopefully visually explains the central themes of the movie - I also added in some more subtle ideas, like the way that the lightning and the flaming tyre tracks go together to form the outline of the Flux Capacitor, key to Doc Brown's Time-Travelling DeLorean.

This Illustration is a different style to the previous movie posters, moving into a more limiting 'icon' styled approach. It was a real challenge, but I really enjoyed it - I'll definitely be carrying on the series with another classic movie soon.

Hope you like it.

Wayne Dorrington
November 5, 1855


  1. These are great, are you selling prints?

    1. Hi Joseph - no sorry, no plans to at the moment. Just a fan artwork :)

  2. Could we download the artwork to print on our own?

  3. very cool...
    We made our own "back to the future" 4 movie preview


  4. Just made post about how future looked like in the 80's relaxingblogger.blogspot.com