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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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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

Some of the Best Movie Posters and Taglines Ever

1 Nov

Movie posters are a unique type of art but it’s important to remember that they are advertisements primarily. The goal of a poster is to sell the movie—to make you want to see it. It includes the title in a bold font, images of the actors and scenes from the movie. Style, layout, colors, and fonts are essential is accurately reflecting the tone of the film. And the poster probably includes a catchy sentence that grabs your interest—the tagline.

Imagine trying to sell yourself in just one sentence. It’s tricky. This is the challenge that movie marketers face every day. It’s not at all easy to come up with a tagline that will stick with us and accurately reflect the film.

This post will look at some of the movies with the best taglines ever and their respective posters. Enjoy!

Alien

Alien “In space no one can hear you scream.”

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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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Alternative Movie Poster Tuesday: The Shining

22 Oct

Happy Tuesday, everyone!! Just 8 more days until Halloween! For this week’s Alternative Movie Poster Tuesday I wanted to check out “The Shining.” The original poster designs are iconic and I found some really incredible redesigns as well.

There were a lot of designs to choose from and if you like these I suggest you check out the rest of the alternative movie posters. There’s a really great variety of styles and approaches. Here’s just three.

The Shining Movie Poster Alternative Design 2

By Abbash Mushtaq

I enjoy a lot of aspects of this design. The color choice is great and the contrast with the ripped paper look is really cool. The text is still legible and this idea makes the poster super eye-catching. I also like the choice of stills showing Jack at his craziest. It also uses a similar font as the original poster and has a similar look as the black and yellow original designContinue reading

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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