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Synecdoche, New York Poster

May 30th, 2008 at 11:19 pm » Comments (3)

I’m a big, big fan of Charlie Kauffman, writer of such incredible recent films as Adaptation and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and I’m really looking forward to his directorial debut, Synecdoche, New York, even tough the reviews so far haven’t been exactly splendid. So when I read that there was a poster out [...]



A Title

May 29th, 2008 at 9:23 pm » Comments (1)

These new banners for The Dark Knight present me with a conundrum. On one hand, I really don’t have anything more left to say about them. For a moment I thought about mentioning that as we get closer to the actual release of the film the posters are getting more action packed and chaotic, but [...]



Star Wars Posters: Still Good After All These Years

May 27th, 2008 at 11:08 pm » Comments (1)

The poster you see above was created by artist Matt Busch in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Return of the Jedi. It completes a cycle of commemorative posters featuring the villains of each movie from the original trilogy. The idea of a poster featuring just the villains is in itself cool. And Matt’s distinctive [...]



Choke Poster

May 23rd, 2008 at 10:42 pm » Comments (1)

Choke is not meant to be a big film. If it becomes a cult flick like Fight Club I’m sure the people involved with making it would be simply ecstatic. So the goal of the poster isn’t to appeal to a broad audience, but to really fire up a small but possibly loyal core group [...]



Indy IV Warm Up : The Last Crusade

May 22nd, 2008 at 2:57 pm » Comments (3)

When it came to The Last Crusade poster campaign the people at Lucasfilm, and I imagine Lucas and Spielberg themselves are the people in this case, decided to turn the reins to Drew Struzan. Well, not completely, after all anything he done still had to be approved and he was working from some instructions, but [...]



Indy IV Warm Up: Temple of Doom

May 22nd, 2008 at 4:22 am » Comments (7)

If I say that the main poster for Temple of Doom, drawn by Bruce Wolfe, is the weakest of the the main posters created for the first three Indys I hope you’ll understand that it only suffers because it is being compared to truly great achievements. The truth is that there is plenty of things [...]



Indy IV Warm Up : Raiders of the Lost Ark

May 21st, 2008 at 12:37 am » Comments (0)

In anticipation of the release of Crystal Skull I have been spending some time lately looking at some of the great posters that were done for the previous Indy films. I had so much fun doing it I imagined you guys might appreciate some posting (and in many cases reposting) of images from these beautiful [...]



International Posters for The Happening

May 21st, 2008 at 12:34 am » Comments (3)

The marketing pitch for The Happenning has been pretty clear from the get go. Creepy horror movie in which everybody dies mysteriously, leaving only a few people to deal with the aftermath. It’s not an exactly an unique premise, but it is one that has given us some strong stories, and it’s good hook to [...]



If at First You Don’t Succeed…

May 20th, 2008 at 12:44 am » Comments (2)

At first there was a poster in which hair covered a face. The marketing gods thought that was good, but they wanted more. So we got a poster where a tie covered a face. And the marketing gods felt that too was good, and yet they yearned for more. So someone thought “Hey, what if [...]



It’s an Honor Just to be Nominated

May 16th, 2008 at 10:58 pm » Comments (4)

The nominees for this year’s Key Art Awards have been announced. You can check out the nominated posters easily in this cool gallery from IMPAwards. Also, check out monKeyArtsAwards for a list of what the judges look for in the Key Art Awards competition. I’ll probably make a longer post about this down the line, [...]



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