Happy Birthday “Jaws” – Celebrating 40 Years Of Terror

It’s 1975, I’m 9 years old and against my parents wishes, I decide to watch Spielberg’s latest film, “Jaws.”  For 124 minutes I’m riveted to the screen and little do I know, I will be scarred for life.  Spielberg’s story of a killer great white shark would haunt my dreams and evoke an unshakable lifetime fear of the ocean.


Based off the novel by Peter Benchley, the movie stars Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfus.  John Williams left his indelible touch on the film with the signature theme music.  Although the film was plagued with schedule delays, budget increases, accidents etc, the end result is a terrifying film that won 3 Academy awards and still resonates with fans today, 40 years later.

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Here are some prints that pay homage to the film that terrified a generation… yours truly included!


by Paul Shipper

Jaws 40th - Simon Delart

by Simon Delart

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by Scott Hopko

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by Scott Hopko


by Sam “Sho” Ho and Radcastle

JAWS 40th-aavett

by Arden Avett

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by Orlando Arocena


by Chris Garofalo (with glow in the dark layer)

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by Paul Shipper


by Matt Needle


by Erin Gallagher


by Patrick Connan





by Andrew Swainson


by Marko Manev


by Andy Fairhurst


By Andy Fairhurst – variant that pays tribute to the original poster layout

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by Ben Mcleod

7 Comments on “Happy Birthday “Jaws” – Celebrating 40 Years Of Terror”

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  2. Awesome. Just awesome. Great memories of my favorite movie of all time. I absolutely want all of these. Have you ever considered producing or are they available as prints???

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