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  • The 24 Best Movie Posters of 2014

    The art of a good movie poster is a dying one, with marketing focus groups pumping out ubiquitous information on what colors and graphics drawin a consumers eye, movie art is quickly becoming cookie cutter. With action movie art sharing so many qualities it’s hard to tell them apart, some brave flicks are choosing to go against the grain and sticking out (in the best of ways). Here are our choices for best movie posters of 2014.

  • These Fictional Movie Posters Make Us Wish These Sequels Actually Existed

    On Novemebr 13, Los Angeles art gallery and production company iam8bit will host “Sequel,” featuring movie posters for sequels that don’t exist from over 40 artists. A few of the posters began floating around the web yesterday, and we collected all that we could find. If these 12 are any indication, this show is going to be great. Even if most of these movies would suck (another Sleepy Hollow??), it’s refreshing to see movie posters with actual art and not just cliches like orange/blue contrast or back-to-back leaning. If you’re in the area, you can RSVP to the show on Facebook. The rest of us will be able to scoop up whatever’s left after the show at iam8bit.

  • 20 New Movies As Classic Movie Posters

    There are plenty of great movies being made these days, but with the increasing reliance on computer graphic design and the orange/blue complementary scheme, there’s no denying that movie posters are unremarkable if not completely forgettable. Before becoming so formulaic, movie posters were an art unto themselves. New York-based designer and illustrator Peter Stults captures that era of great movie posters in his continuing series where he reimagines contemporary films as 1960s-era posters. While he’s reimagining the posters, he also uses it as a chance to recast the films. “The Big Lebowski” starring Frank Zappa? That would have been incredible! Check out more posters and other project from Peter Stults on Behance.

  • Movie Posters As Neon Signs [23 GIFs]

    Animator and illustrator Mr Whaite used his artistic talents to create these amazing animated GIFs of neon signs for classic movies. Now someone needs to turn these into actual neon signs. I would totally buy the “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure” one if it existed.

  • Drew Struzan: The Greatest Movie Poster Artist In Hollywood History [17 Photos]

    Remember when movie posters weren’t indistinguishable, photoshopped garbage, relying heavily on orange/blue contrast and lens flares? In the dark ages of the 80s, we relied on actual artists to make movie posters with stuff called paint and brushes. And Drew Struzan was the king of the medium. Every 80s kid is familiar with his Indiana Jones and Back to the Future posters and even 90s kids recognize his Hook promo. Since movie studios have gone the cheap photoshop route, he’s found work in comic books and Franklin Mint collectible plates (you might find a Struzan on Grandma’s wall!), but we’ll always remember him for his work for film and here are some of his greatest works.

  • The Movie Poster Break Down

    French film distributor Christophe Courtois is no stranger to movie posters. Having dealt with thousands of movies in his day, Courtois noticed a growing trend in the world of movie posters. Each cliche poster has its own genre of film associated with the style of poster. Or so we think. His blog was written in french.   The Cold Shoulder The Cold Shoulder poster features the mysterious lead with a chip on (you guessed it) their shoulder. The long trenchcoat is also a trending feature of these, dark and ominous characters. The Explosion Action. Bullets. Fire. EXPLOSIONS. Bruce Willis: 3. Jason Stathom, 3. Nic Cage: 5. I smell a villian for “The Expendables 3: Someone Stole the Declaration of Indepenance”. The Lady Turnback They are powerful, smart and strong women. They don’t need a man to tell them squat, because they’re independent and could solve any problem. Even when they’re busy saving the world, they still have time to look back at you, flex their glutes and say “I am not a piece of meat. This is a respectable pose.” The Quirky Public Bench Corky and lovable, but has a problem. No worries, whatever it may be, I’m sure it more »

 
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