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How To Turn a Good Poster Into a Totally Unremarkable One

September 30th, 2008 at 11:22 pm » Comments (11)

First, take a not great but still visually interesting poster. Then just apply two easy steps: 1. Make it brown. 2. Have the giant heads of two lovers floating over the whole thing Tada! Your poster now looks just like thousands of others crowding the multiplex. (Via IMPAwards)

Valkyrie Poster

September 29th, 2008 at 10:56 pm » Comments (15)

Every once in a while I come across a poster which is by itself nice, but that doesn’t seem to completely fit the movie. This is one of those cases. Which is to say that I like the poster. It’s not brilliant, but it does contain some creativity, style and smart use of colors. Much, [...]

Final Quantum of Solace Poster

September 25th, 2008 at 11:01 pm » Comments (10)

I almost didn’t make a post about this, which surprises me a lot since I’m very excited about Quantum of Solace and I quite liked this previous poster. But this new (and supposedly main one) is just so dull. Two people trying to look cool (to the point where they don’t seem to even notice [...]

Changeling Poster

September 24th, 2008 at 9:52 pm » Comments (5)

Oh my good, that giant lady is going to eat the child! Someone DO SOMETHING! I think I know what happened here. There was once a poor poster designer who would make poster after poster for films with big stars. He would do the floating heads thing, because that’s what he was asked to do, [...]

I’m Sorry, but I’m Contractually Obligated to Show Them All

September 23rd, 2008 at 11:12 pm » Comments (0)

SAW V, from France. The french are apparently traditionalists and thought the other poster was just too different. And since we are talking about different (and about SAW) here is a poster for REPO! The Gentic Opera. Much more interesting, with a clear style that you can also see in other materials for the movie. [...]

Burn After Twilight

September 22nd, 2008 at 10:50 pm » Comments (7)

Today we have two sets of character posters. First, it’s the motley crew from Burn After Reading, appearing in some stylish posters with a light touch. Frances and George sure can open their eyes wide. All of the BAR posters use the same frame, which strikes em as being at the same time interesting a [...]

Can You Feel The Spirit?

September 19th, 2008 at 11:20 pm » Comments (0)

And now, via UGO, we get to the big boys in these two posters, that, as you’ll probably quickly notice, show the same scene from the perspective of our villain and then from the perspective of our hero. Nice concept, impressive images. I like that a few visuals elements and ideas from previous posters made [...]

Revolutionary Road Poster

September 18th, 2008 at 11:15 pm » Comments (5)

Over at IMPAwards the IMP mentions that this poster just shows us that the film stars the same people that starred in Titanic, which he muses might just be enough. And indeed I think the the new encounter of this two will be central to the marketing. The funny thing is, Leonardo and Kate really [...]

Zack and Miri Make a Porno Poster

September 16th, 2008 at 10:08 pm » Comments (2)

First, the set up: A poster that was not approved by the MPAA and so won’t be shown in the US. Then, the punchline: A poster that shows nothing of the movie itself. The second poster strikes me as very effective. The image isn’t exactly beautiful, but they were careful not to make it ugly [...]

Separeted at Birth: Mirror, Mirror on the Ground Edition

September 15th, 2008 at 10:44 pm » Comments (2)

Separating the poster in two and using the bottom half for a reflection that reveals another version of the character seems to be a popular design choice these days. Outside of these two posters we also had the poster for The Life Before Her Eyes, which went in a similar route. Of course, in the [...]

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