Jaws, father of the summer blockbuster and grandfather of all terrible shark films (including Jaws 3-D and Jaws: The Revenge), reached middle age over the weekend, complete with special anniversary showings of the film around the country.
But no fan celebration would be complete without fanart, and so we’re following the lead of Poster Posse and sharing this roundup of some of our favorite pieces of Jaws fan-created posters and artwork.
Yes, this is Roy Scheider riding the shark (nicknamed Bruce by the crew):
And what art tribute would be complete without Jaws and the boys forming a band and taking their act on the road?
Of course, art tributes come in all shapes and forms, like this hilarious/amazing baby crib from toy designer Joseph Reginella:
And this chibi fanart from Pixiv user ???:
This older acrylic painting by Trevor Grove:
This gorgeous Mondo poster by Laurent Durieux:
This more recent poster design by artist Flore Maquin:
And last but not least, this 1989 poster design for the now-extinct Universal Studios Jaws ride in Orlando.
Apparently once you’ve been bitten by Jaws, one of you never lets go.