Movie posters are complex entities. Occasionally they are works of art, but this is not their main goal. The mission of a film poster is another: to sell a concept, an image, a title, a tag line, a movie to an audience.
Welcome to the amazing world of movie posters (mostly American).
Let’s learn the basics about film posters from someone who knows a great deal about them, Polish renowned artist Tomas Opasinski.
Tomasz Opasinski‘s Interview: On Movie Poster Design
Movie Poster’s Colour Schemes
Behind every poster there’s a lot of thinking and a few hidden keys. James Verdesoto tells us about it.
The 25 Best Movie Posters
What follows is a celebration of some the best movie posters: Click here to see what could be “The 25 Best Movie Posters” ever.
Movie Poster Cliches
Has it happened to you, when you watch a movie poster, that you feel you have seen it before? This is a summary, clever and very revealing visually, of movie posters cliches:
Alternative Movie Posters
New graphic artists from all over the world have decided to try a new take on classic films, creating alternative posters, with amazing results and very high quality.
Case Example: Back to the Future Alternative Posters
This a selection (a tiny one, there’s thousands) of Back to the Future-inspired new posters:
Finally: Make a Movie Poster Yourself!
The following post from Studio Binder will guide you if you need to make a movie poster yourself: How to Make a Movie Poster [Free Movie Poster Credits Template].
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