Cheeky movie posters that take their titles very literally

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Design on Wednesday 2 July 2014

We’re thoroughly tickled by these graphical re-imaginings of famous movie posters. Indian designer Danish Ahmed conjured up this series of images that take their titles very literally, and are hilarious besides. Steering clear of the overfamiliar faces of celebrity actors that cover that majority of movie posters and saying little about the movie itself, Danish’s tongue was definitely in his cheek when he was producing these posters.

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Minimalistic movie posters that make sense only to those who have watched the film

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Wednesday 25 June 2014

The creative trio of Calm The Ham — architect-designer Cathryn Lavery, artist Josh Latta and architect-designer Matt Drury — are the ones responsible for these minimalistic movie posters based on key motifs from the films. Which means, obviously, that the poster for Seven features the box, while the one for Reservoir Dogs has color strips representing […]

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Movie posters with a fishy twist by London creative agency

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Monday 14 April 2014

Fishfinger! Dude, where’s my carp? EEL.T! These are just some of the titles taking on a fishy twist in this quirky collection of movie posters. Created by London agency Fishfinger (what else?), these posters look almost better than the originals. I mean, who can fault a movie poster with The Codfather on the front, or […]

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Iconic movie posters by Drew Struzan

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Saturday 26 October 2013

Before Photoshop, there was Drew Struzan. If you’re not familiar with the name, he just made – oh, I don’t know – pretty much every iconic movie poster in the past 40 years. Drew Struzan is the artist behind movie posters for Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, Rambo, and the Star Wars saga. He has over 150 movie posters under his belt, not to mention countless album covers, collectibles, and book covers.

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The many posters of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Stuart McBratney Contributor

By Stuart McBratney in New Design on Friday 17 May 2013

When a film is released today, it’s treated as a brand. Like a burger chain’s logo, artwork for posters and Blu-ray covers barely change between markets. But back in the 70s it was a different story. So when indie horror The Texas Chainsaw Massacre deservedly became a global sensation, distributors from Germany to Ghana had […]

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Amazing illegally produced movie posters

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Design on Thursday 9 May 2013

In most theaters, you can expect to see the same, mass-produced movie posters. They don’t vary at all because essentialy they’re carrying the movie’s brand. But in some countries that lack the money for the legal rights to the movies brand, custom illustrated posters still flourish. Check out these illegally produced movie posters from foreign countries. The artists […]

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Artistic movie posters by Harijs Grundmanis

Sublime Silence Reader Find

By Sublime Silence in New Design on Thursday 25 April 2013

We see a lot of artists creating fan art these days, but the Latvian-based illustrator, Harijs Grundmanis, is killing it with his outstanding posters. Too bad you have to go to special screenings in Latvia to enjoy these illustrations.

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Super cool poster designs by Tyler Stout

Ed Tucker Reader Find

By Ed Tucker in New Art on Monday 8 April 2013

Tyler Stout makes some jolly nice posters. See? Straightforward, no-messing line work that’s sometimes fluid and sometimes very satisfyingly angular.

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Pop Art posters for Best Picture Oscar nominees

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Monday 18 February 2013

In honor of the 85th anniversary of the Oscars, the designers at Shutterstock have created Pop Art movie posters for each of the Best Picture nominees. Drawing inspiration from Pop Art greats such as Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Indiana, and Keith Haring, each Oscar nominee gets its own Pop Art makeover. Now […]

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TextaQueen’s felt tip movie poster portraits

Jessie Tucker Reader Find

By Jessie Tucker in New Design on Tuesday 1 May 2012

TextaQueen (TQ) takes felt tip markers to a whole new level. They are used to create larger than life portraits full of detail and complexity. TQ’s series of movie posters titled We Don’t Need Another Hero, references a pop cultural format, using humour to comment seriously on the effects of colonialism on Indigenous and other people of colour.

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Minimalist typography movie posters by Patrik Svensson

Nini Baseema Contributor

By Nini Baseema in New Design on Thursday 9 June 2011

These typography movie posters are as simple as they are brilliant. Patrik Svensson clearly needs little to convey the quintessential message of these films.

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