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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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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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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

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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Alternative Movie Poster Tuesday: Gravity

7 Oct

Hey, guys! I hope everyone’s week is off to a good start. For this week’s Alternative Movie Poster Tuesday I wanted to check out some “Gravity” posters. “Gravity” stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney and this thriller is on it’s way to becoming the highest grossing movie to open in October ever. I talked about the official “Gravity” movie poster in my first blog post, The Movie Posters of Fall 2013 and I found some cool redesigns. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen the movie yet so please leave comments if you have and let me know what you thought of it! Which poster concept do you think fits the movie best?

By Daniel Lackey

Gravity 1This illustration is really neat.  I’m sure it was made digitally but the texture and look of paint is really nice. I like that the design looks just a little heavy on the right side with Bullock’s face and the title. It gives that feeling of emptiness on the left. I’m not sure if this is what the artist intended but it looks like her face acts as a close up of the figure.

 

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The Creative Process: The Thing Movie Poster

6 Oct

John Carpenter’s “The Thing” brought us one of the most iconic movie posters of all time. The poster not only has a great design but it has a super cool story behind it.

In 1982 artist Drew Struzan received a phone call from Universal Studios. They are remaking The Thing and they need poster art…by tomorrow. The publicity department didn’t have any photos to use as reference or even any concept art.

According to an interview with Movies.com, Struzan got an immediate concept and went to work.

“It was a very odd experience,” Struzan told Movies.com. “I got an immediate concept, which is not unusual for me. I dressed up in a winter snow outfit and my wife took a Polaroid of me.” Continue reading

Alternative Movie Poster Tuesday: Star Wars

30 Sep

Happy Tuesday, everyone!! For this week’s Alternative Movie Poster Tuesday I wanted to look at some Star Wars. More specifically, we’re going to check out some posters from Episode IV: A New Hope. This is one of my favorite movies of the series and I love the original poster design.  I found a really cool selection of alternative designs as well.

By Tyler Stout

starwarsbg (1) The amount of detail in this poster is awesome. The illustration is so well done; that along with the ripped edges gives it a really great comic book feel. Limiting the design to only a few colors was a good choice because there is so much to look at here. I get a sense of depth because there are so many levels and layers. I could definitely stare at this poster for a long time. This guy does amazing work.  Continue reading