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Hotel For Dogs Posters

November 25th, 2008 at 9:17 pm » Comments (9)

I think the time has come for me to opine on the Hotel for Dogs poster campaign. And I have to say, it has been heavy on the dogs, not so much on the hotel part until this last one. Honestly, the movie is about dogs doing funny things (or at least wearing funny things, [...]



Something Movie # 123686

November 24th, 2008 at 9:37 pm » Comments (2)

About this poster, the IMP says: Kind of surprising that they would fashion the poster after the 2001 film Save the Last Dance. (Most recent spoof films seem to try focusing only on things that happened in the last week.) It does seem surprising at first glance, but thinking about it some more maybe it [...]



Too Cool Not to Post

November 20th, 2008 at 8:10 pm » Comments (0)

A Girl Called Trouble from worldwentdown on Vimeo. There really should be more poster inspired music videos. If you are interested in learning more about the band go here.



The Spirit Final Poster

November 18th, 2008 at 9:14 pm » Comments (0)

And so one of the more interesting poster campaigns of this year is coming to a close. Honestly, although I still think it’s quite a good campaign, it peaked too soon. That teaser poster was everything I wanted the posters for this film to be: sharp, strong and with a clear and unique visual style. [...]



Funny People Poster

November 17th, 2008 at 9:37 pm » Comments (10)

Oh funny people, why are you looking so emotional? You should look funny. Come on, make me laugh funny people! Dance for me! Dance an awkward funny dance! This is an interesting variation of the by now well known Judd Apatow poster design, known by some as the Sears Portrait Studio look. For the first [...]



Coraline Posters

November 12th, 2008 at 10:18 pm » Comments (8)

This is a theme in this site, but it really is often much easier to catch the attention by teasing that there is something wonderful just outside our view… ..then it is to actually show this wonderful thing and keep people interested. I still very much want to see the film though. (Via IMPAwards)



Who Watches the Watchers of the Watchmen Posters

November 11th, 2008 at 10:17 pm » Comments (0)

Comic Books always struck me as a medium uniquely fit for movie adaptations. After all, they both tell stories through pictures and words. And if that is true for the transition between comic books and movies it’s even more true for the transition between comic books and movie posters. Giving a good source material (and [...]



And the Prize of Cutest Poster for a Movie with Porno in the Title Goes To…

November 10th, 2008 at 10:08 pm » Comments (1)

I think this approach is actually smarter and funnier than the “they won’t let us show even one frame because the movie is just so controversial” approach. And much, much better than the more clearly sexual poster. And not only is the contrast between the images and the title very funny, it also softens the [...]



Poor, Poor Earth

November 6th, 2008 at 9:41 pm » Comments (1)

This new poster for Fuel reminds us of just how much poster designers love to mistreat our lovely planet. Obviously the environmental documentary genre has been a boon to this type of poster. But it is not the only genre that employs it. These are the few I could remember from the top of my [...]



Bigger (Head) in Japan

November 5th, 2008 at 9:57 pm » Comments (0)

One of the very best things about this Valkyrie poster was that it resisted the temptation of splashing a huge picture of Tom Cruise’s face all over itself. Well, no such restraint in Asia apparently as these Japanese and Korean posters show. Honestly, the restraint in the American version probably had a lot to do [...]



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