Tag Archives: All Things Movie Posters

Alternative Movie Poster Tuesday: Jaws

19 Nov

Happy Tuesday, everyone!! For this week’s Alternative Movie Poster Tuesday I wanted to check out some Jaws posters. There are tons of poster redesigns for this film so for this post I went with some of the more interesting unconventional designs.

By Mr Whaite

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Art of the Title Sequence: Juno

17 Nov

I recently discovered this website and I really wanted to share it with you guys! It’s such a cool and relevant idea and another great way to look at movies.

Art of the Title is the leading online resource of title sequence design,and covers everything from film to television to videogames. The site honors the creators of this awesome art form and investigates the design process for each sequence.

I absolutely love this concept and I hope you guys can appreciate it as well.

I find it really interesting to look at the design of a movie poster and the design of a title sequence and see all of the similar elements and how everything works together to create the movies unique look and feel.

Here’s the title sequence for Juno and they give a really cool look at the designers thought process and the process of putting it all together.

Here’s the movie poster too. I’ve always loved this one. juno

Alternative Movie Poster Tuesday: Moonrise Kingdom

12 Nov

Happy Tuesday, everyone!! For this week’s Alternative Movie Poster Tuesday I wanted to look at one of my favorite movies, Moonrise Kingdom. The whole design of the film is terrific and the movie has a very unique style and whimsical feel that the original poster represents perfectly. I found some awesome redesigns too!

First, here is the original and the international posters.

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1920s Movie Posters and a Designer’s View

9 Nov

The 1920s brought us movie posters that featured hand-drawn illustrations rather than stills that depicted scenes of the movie and also used fairly traditional type.

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Alternative Movie Poster Tuesday: Carrie

5 Nov

Happy Tuesday, everyone!! For this week’s Alternative Movie Poster Tuesday I wanted to look at Carrie. Yes, I know it’s not Halloween anymore but this one is at least current. This film is definitely on my to-see list and I found some awesome poster redesigns.

By Linda Hordijk

Carrie alternative 1One cool thing to look at with these posters is how blood is used and styled in each design. This one uses it splattered in the background. It shows Carrie in her prom dress and her hand is very expressive. Clearly she’s angry. This poster also includes the movie’s tagline. It’s very well balanced with the text on the left and the art on the right. I like the textured background as well.  Continue reading

Alternative Movie Poster Tuesday: The Nightmare Before Christmas

29 Oct

Happy Tuesday, everyone!! Just two more days until Halloween! For this week’s Alternative Movie Poster Tuesday I wanted to look at “The Nightmare Before Christmas” alternative designs. This is one of my favorite Halloween movies and I thought for this post I’d use a bit of a different format than I usually use on Tuesdays. Each of these designs use the same image of Jack’s head to represent the movie and have a lot in common so I’ll post all of the posters and talk about some of the key differences at the end of this post.

By Lcarts Film Lounge

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The Sick, Twisted, Disgusting, and Terrifying: Modern Horror Movie Posters

26 Oct

Horror movie posters serve a very similar purpose to movie trailers. They advertise the movie and provide a preview. They use the same tactic as well; they generate fear but they still leave a lot to the imagination.

With horror movies posters, poster designers make use of the movie’s most frightening images of the movies’s antagonist and they feature ghastly, often disgustingly graphic shots, of the afflicted protagonists to come up with spine chilling designs.

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The Art of Illustration: Vintage Horror Movie Posters

19 Oct

This Halloween season got me thinking of some of the brilliant horror movie poster designs of years past. I’ll admit I’m not a huge classical film fan but I love the fantastic illustrated posters that were at one time the staple of every horror and sci-fi film. They have so much detail and can communicate so much about a film and it’s a bit of a shame that this look went of out style.

Because of the incredible workmanship many vintage horror posters are not only collectible but also very valuable. The movie poster for “Dracula,” directed by Tod Browning in 1931, set the world’s record of the most expensive movie poster at the price of $310,700 in 2009.

I’ve included some of my favorite vintage horror posters for your design inspiration and entertainment. Even if you don’t want to see “Frogs” or “The Amazing the Colossal Man” you can definitely appreciate the design and the craftsmanship involved in creating these pieces of art. I’ve included posters from as early as 1922 with “Nosferatu” to “A Nightmare on Elm Street” in 1984. I’ll feature some more recent poster designs in my later posts leading up to Halloween. Continue reading

Alternative Movie Poster Tuesday: Night of the Living Dead

14 Oct

Happy Tuesday!! I hope everyone had a great start to their week. I’m sure you all are getting excited about Halloween! I know I am so this week I wanted to look at some “Night of the Living Dead” alternative poster designs.

The original “Night of the Living Dead” was released in 1968. The movie poster featured a mash-up of scenes from the movie and the tagline, “They wont stay dead!”…

“They keep coming back in a bloodthirsty lust for HUMAN FLESH!…Pits the dead against the living in a struggle for survival!”

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What Makes a Great Movie Poster

10 Oct

Big movies are a huge business. With so much riding on a film’s success, there are big marketing opportunities for creative designers. Whether a small movie or a blockbuster, there isn’t a film that doesn’t benefit from some good advertising.

During the beginnings of cinema movie posters were displayed in theaters only. They served the same purpose as the menu at a restaurant. What flick can I enjoy today?

Today, posters not only advertise but play a big part in a movie’s memorabilia collection. The informative tone, in many cases, has been overshadowed by the terrific imagery and artistry.

It’s been about three weeks since I’ve started this blog and I feel like I’ve looked at enough posters to compile a list of the elements that make a good movie poster.

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