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First The Dark Knight Rises Poster

July 12th, 2011 at 12:26 pm » Comments (4)

So, if your question was “Will The Dark Knight Rises have some awesome posters?” the answer turns out to be yes, very much so. It must be fun designing posters for this movie. You get a bunch of iconic symbols and characters to work with. It’s the third outing in this particular series, so everybody [...]

When Close-Ups Attack

May 14th, 2009 at 9:47 pm » Comments (1)

Johnny Depp is a very charming fellow with a very expressive face which is normally endlessly entertaining to watch. And yet in this posters I don’t quite get the intriguing sense of danger that was quite clearly emanating from his character in the poster below. Sure, part of that can be attributed to a more [...]

A Tale of Two Posters

July 25th, 2008 at 1:37 am » Comments (3)

Ok, this is interesting. It is similar to the artwork used to sell the game, making the brand identity clear. It’s a strong image with dark colors that sets an engrossing mood. It’s also different enough to stand out and be noticeable. It’s a bit exaggerated and over the top, but not too much and [...]

The Waning Power of Robert DeNiro’s Mug

June 11th, 2008 at 11:55 pm » Comments (1)

There was a point in time when seeing Robert DeNiro’s face on a poster meant something. The film might not be good but there would at least be some sparks. And the face itself would send thrills through your spine. Looking at the above poster I’m mostly reminded of how long ago that was. There [...]

No Country For Old Men – International Vs. Domestic Posters

March 3rd, 2008 at 10:27 am » Comments (6)

I have already talked about the main poster for No Country a couple of times. It’s nice, but I don’t think it captures the beauty or intensity of the film. But that is the domestic poster, perhaps the international posters are different? Well, as it turns out most countries used the domestic poster with the [...]

Bangkok Dangerous Poster

February 12th, 2008 at 10:01 pm » Comments (6)

Here we have the poster for Bangkok Dangerous in which we see Nicolas Cage giant head towering over what one imagines is Bangkok. Our man Nic looks distraught, he obviously is carrying a lot on his shoulders and that is taking its toll. Now, let’s go back a few months. Here we have Nicolas Cage [...]

The Bank Job Movie Poster

January 15th, 2008 at 11:08 pm » Comments (3)

(click for a large version) This poster for The Bank Job really goes for an old fashioned 70′s look. But unlike some recent posters, like the ones for Grindhouse, which took some conventions from older posters but added a definitely modern twist, this one really seems to be interested in looking authentic. It even has [...]

The Air I Breath Poster

January 14th, 2008 at 6:28 pm » Comments (6)

There are a few things about this poster that I like. It shows that this is an ensemble piece without filling the whole image with the actors. It conveys that this is a crime related story through the silhouette of the gun. And the combination of the sky and the butterfly vaguely points to the [...]

The Oxford Murders Poster

September 26th, 2007 at 9:41 pm » Comments (1)

If you have a film that takes place in a prestigious university and that involves the use of mathematical symbols in order to solve murders, I think you can do a lot worse than using the imagery of a blackboard filled with mathematical mumbo jumbo and splattered with blood. The blood splatter in this poster [...]

New No Country for Old Men Movie Posters

September 24th, 2007 at 9:17 pm » Comments (3)

“There are no cleans getaways”,”There are no laws left”,”You can’t stop what’s coming”. Well, I feel depressed already. All kidding aside, I think that these new posters/banners/thingies for No Country for Old Men are quite interesting. They are kind of character posters where the most recognizable characteristic of each character, the face, doesn’t appear. And [...]

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