Movie Poster Design

Movie Posters, the Original Trailers

What might films be without film posters? Movie poster are fantastic marketing components and lead greatly to box workplace sales. Movie poster prints as big, graphical formats serve as the earliest shape of teasers and trailers. Over the years, artistic designs and way of film posters have changed to reflect creative genres and artists’, directors’ and moviegoers’ needs. The course of these creative changes has yielded a few of the biggest and many unforgettable posters of all time.

Movies Come Alive through Posters

It’s difficult to document an actual list of the number one film posters of all time as a lot might argue over this point. What merits a good film poster might rely on differing factors. Some though, have produced it to the “best” list due to pure artistry, iconic imagery and graphical shape. Below are 2 of my all time favorite poster prints, value collecting and posting on my wall.

• Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds – This poster qualities a bright red background with a white feather running the whole size of the poster at the center. The feather is not precisely drawn as wispy and delicate although it refuses to portray an overtly frightening image either. The film’s title is printed horizontally at the base, the text cut with a frayed edge of the feather. The poster for me is pure Hitchcock. It just suggests or hints at the suspense, making the human psyche complete the horror.

• James Mangold’s Walk the Line – A film tracing the lifetime of 1940’s American music legend Johnny Cash. The film poster is easy yet magnetic and engaging. Drawn in the visual fashion of the 40’s as well as the 50’s the poster qualities a back view and profile of Joaquin Phoenix who plays Johnny Cash, with his flaming red guitar against a backdrop of stylized golden flames framed in red and black. The actor’s profile is characteristically appealing as well as the actor is effectively suited to the character’s brooding, cool, rock star way. This for me is an illustration of how perfect visual shape will set the tone and artistry of the movie utilizing poster printing.

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