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No Kidding Sherlock

October 27th, 2009 at 8:51 pm » Comments (9)

The Sherlock Holmes posters so far have been pretty consistent visually, always sporting some fog, and blue tinge (a little more pronounced here) and backgrounds that scream period. Not earth shattering stuff, but distinctive enough to to be remembered and essentially ok for a movie which will be sold as “Robert Downey Jr. IS Sherlock [...]



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 [...]



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 [...]



Brothers Bloom Posters

April 15th, 2009 at 9:32 pm » Comments (5)

Ok, first off, this is not an official poster for Brothers Bloom. Instead it’s something the director asked his cousin to cook up. Still, it’s worth posting. Even tough I’m not a big fan of this particular drawing I think it still shows the potential drawn posters have to mesmerize and sell movies. Could we [...]



Sherlock Holmes Poster

March 31st, 2009 at 7:52 pm » Comments (8)

This photo (I’ll update with a better picture when it comes out) of the teaser poster for Sherlock Holmes has me quite surprised. This is not how I expected Sherlock to look. There is a certain edge, a certain darkness I don’t generally imagine the character having. Then again maybe I just didn’t read the [...]



The International Poster

February 12th, 2009 at 8:41 pm » Comments (5)

Can I just point out that this poster for The International has two URLs? One scribbled in the middle and another one in the bottom. That is so confusing! To which one am I supposed to go? What seems to have happened here is that they took the original poster and decided to reuse it [...]



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 [...]



Another Blindness Poster

July 30th, 2008 at 1:21 am » Comments (0)

I might be wrong, but I think this is the first non-character Blindness poster to focus exclusively on Jullianne Moore, who plays the only person not affected by the blindness epidemic. Before that we had posters that focused on the general concept or that gave space to the all-star cast. The focus on the character [...]



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