Good source for graphic design inspiration and creativity are the movies, and if we are talking exclusively about Poster Design, we can find a lot of ideas in movie posters, and it’s not a surprise as many of them were designed by iconic Graphic Designers.
On this post we will see the best poster design for movies in history and learn more about the history behind these creations.
Little Miss Sunshine is a road comedy-drama released in 2006 directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Little Miss Sunshine is a great poster design because it shows how to include a bunch of characters using a minimalist style and avoid making a busy nightmare, also it’s a great example of creating a story with only one image, and this cause that the viewer wants to know more about that story. The Little Miss Sunshine Poster Design is made by BLT Communications.
Clockwork Orange is a 1971 dystopian crime film adapted and produced by iconic director Stanley Kubrick. The poster design of Clockwork Orange makes the viewer feel uneasy, seeing a guy popping from the design with a knife looking at you. The design is made by former graphic designer Bill Gold, who also made posters for movies like Casablanca or The Exorcist.
Metropolis is a classic cinema movie released in 1927 and directed by Fritz Lang, the poster design is an art deco masterpiece, but Metropolis poster design is also very advanced for his time, take a look at the font used for the name, that nowadays still looks actual, so it’s really a success that your poster is still creative after one century, and this poster design is made by Karine Savard.
Anatomy of a murder is an American courtroom drama crime film produced and directed by Otto Preminger and it was released in 1959. This Poster Design is also made by the iconic Graphic Designer Saul Bass, the poster at the first watch might be simple, but it speaks volumes, the title is inside the clever imagery and you see the outline of a body, that evokes of the chalk outline at murder, but the body is divided in different parts to indicate the anatomy.
Gone with the wind is a classic that was released in 1939 and directed by Victor Fleming based on Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 novel. Everybody remembers the passion, fire and sheer drama from this Poster Design designed by Howard Terpning is a thirtieth-anniversary re-lease and not the original one.
Blade Runner is a 1982 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, blade runner’s poster design is a hand-painted illustration, an element that has always been popular in movie posters, especially in science fiction movies. The artist behind the blade runner poster design is John Alvin.
Pulp Fiction is an American crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and released in 1994. The film was inspired by the gritty, steamy stories in pulp magazines and that was the essence that the designer wanted to transmit and it worked, the poster design it’s a pulp magazine cover and it uses retro font and a ten-cent price tag. The Designer from pulp fiction cover is James Verdesoto.
Vertigo is an American Film noir psychological thriller released in 1958 and directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock. The poster design from this movie was made by legendary Hollywood designer Saul Bass. The vertigo poster design is complex and hypnotically simple to disorient the audience, every element is carefully placed including the hand-drawn typography that is inspired by 1920s German Expressionist films.
Jaws is a 1975 American Thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg. The poster design works really well with the movie because it gives the audience the first scare before seeing the film, by putting yourself in the swimmer’s position and imagine that the shark will attack you. To maximize the horror effect, the shark size is exaggerated to dramatize it, and this Poster Design is made by Tony Seiniger.
Casablanca is a classic movie in the cinema, is an American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and released in 1942. The Poster Design was made by Bill Gold.
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