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Melancholia Posters

September 28th, 2011 at 10:52 am » Comments (3)

A character poster for the director of the movie. That is an … interesting approach. Or depending on who actually pushed for it, an interestingly megalomaniacal approach. It’s true that Von Trier is probably the main attraction in this movie, at least to the movie obsessed audience (as opposed to the “let’s see what’s playing, [...]

Young Adult Poster

September 8th, 2011 at 1:18 pm » Comments (4)

Young Adult is the name of this movie. It is also a lit genre. And the film has as its main character an author (of young adult books? I don’t know). So, inspired by all that, we get a poster that looks like a book cover. Clever idea, and they really went the extra mile [...]

The Artist Poster

August 24th, 2011 at 10:55 am » Comments (2)

So, for context, ‘The Artist’ is a movie about a silent star struggling with the advent of sound, that itself is a black and white silent movie. It was apparently quite the hit in Cannes and will be released in the U.S. in November. The poster, which is mostly black and white (and silent!) is [...]

Martha Marcy May Marlene Poster

August 24th, 2011 at 10:53 am » Comments (1)

This design is, in general terms, fine. Minimalistic and clean. But I would like to raise two objections: 1) I really hate the proliferation of QR codes in posters. I knows, this is a highly personal preference, and it probably marks me as some sort of neo-luddite, out-of-touch, old person, but there it is. 2) [...]

The Lady Poster

August 23rd, 2011 at 11:05 am » Comments (0)

So Luc Besson is making a movie, called The Lady, about Burmese pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi. A couple of years ago, artist Shepard Fairey made a poster celebrating the real Aung San Suu Kyi, which went on to become somewhat famous. So now the guys behind the film asked him to come up [...]

Invictus Poster

October 29th, 2009 at 8:51 pm » Comments (1)

Yes it is a tired design, one we have seen many times. But so are most poster designs this days. This has the merit of being a particularly good execution of a well known design. Harmonious, good balance of colors and the choice of the images that are used of the main characters strikes me [...]

Beautiful Scenery

October 1st, 2009 at 10:25 pm » Comments (0)

I don’t have a lot to say about this poster for Antichrist, made especially for Fantastic Fest. But I like the style and the dark undertones behind the superficially innocent image, so it seems worth posting. (Via RowThree and MondoTees)

Law Abiding Citizen Gets Another Poster

September 17th, 2009 at 9:31 pm » Comments (7)

The Law Abiding Citizen poster campaign has seen several iterations of the same concept: Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx’s heads float around some stylish design that tries to make the poster energetic and hip. The design changes but the same problem remains: the posters tell us nothing about the movie or about the relation of [...]

Law Abiding Faces

August 21st, 2009 at 10:34 pm » Comments (0)

No, no, no, no, no, no. This is exactly the wrong direction! I said MORE text over their faces, not less! Consider me displeased.

Law Abiding Citzen Posters

August 20th, 2009 at 10:40 pm » Comments (6)

Well, I’m myself think Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler are a little overexposed these days. Apparently the designer here thought the same and decided to cover as much of their faces as he could with the title, and the tagline. Which is all fine and good, but the idea could be taken further. Put some [...]

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