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November 18th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

The Spirit Final Poster

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. The posters that came after it showed us more of the characters, which seems wise, but could never really get back to that level visually. And the recent addition of oranges and browns to the posters isn’t making me too happy.

Which is not to say that this last poster isn’t good. It is very creative, energetic and has several distinctive elements. But it ultimately lacks a clear message selling the film or a truly recognizable and unique visual style that could propel the movie in to people’s must see list. So, as a marketing instrument I think it is less effective than I would have liked. And although I enjoy looking at it very much, the teaser is what might eventually make its way to my wall one of these days.

(Updated with slightly revised version from Cinematical)

(Via Casty the Clown and MyCityScreams Blog)


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