Abel van Erkel



Abel van Erkel graduated in 2013 at the University of the Arts Utrecht and started his career as a candy package designer. In his free time he started making posters for small movie productions and discovered that this was the perfect way of expressing himself creatively. In 2016 he started his own company, Rare Candy, to pursue his dream of becoming a movie poster artist. Since then he made dozens of movie posters for short films and award-winning theater movies.

Every poster should have a unique approach. The story is told through the vision of the director. The crew and actors translate this into a movie with a unique style and mood. Abel captures this essence into an exciting poster that makes you want to ‘go see the movie’. His handmade approach creates an analogue aesthetic. The imperfection of textures and grain tells its own story and is a great way to capture the depth and characteristics of a movie.