Movie posters

Jack and Kirstin had the idea of doing some movie posters for the world. Almost like propaganda for the arena. For that Kirstin had a few visual references for inspiration:


The promotional poster for The Dark Knight is great; it captures the essence of the film which is hysteria and madness. The feel that all hope is lost. The poster was created by BLT Communications; a large advertising agency that employs over 200 artists to create movie posters for big blockbuster companies. For this there is more photography used than graphic art but the lighting pulling the portrait to the foreground of the cards is very clever. The use of the scalpel knife; showing construction but also a darker side as there is blood over the cards. (I’ve realised I could probably do an essay on this poster so many clever narratives and parallels!) This thought into the poster is i think something to aspire to, so I’m glad Kirstin showed it to the group.

Motion Poster by Wes Anderson: Source

I have never seen The Grand Budapest Hotel but I like this motion poster. For hour glass world we could do a motion poster ourselves or at least some small animated GIFS which could be cool to show.

Untitled by Royal Studio: Source

I love the style of this and how the text is manipulated, it reminds me of something from The Matrix. The poster itself was created by Royal Studio based in Portugal. When going onto their website it’s instantly chaotic filled with artworks and endless scrolling! The above is apart of a set of posters which on quote “everyone loves titles and captions” but they “don’t give a fuck about content” – Source

Jack sent us these images of his own work

I thought the minimalism of it was great and it looked very familiar. I have previously mentioned the work of Olly Moss who uses silhouettes with a minimalist background but packs a lot of narrative and detail inside the shape. I have been an admirer of Olly Moss’ work for some time and mentioned this to the group for reference.

The Evil Dead by Olly Moss: Source

Kirstin shows us William Henry which both me and Kirstin realised William Henry used Olly Moss as an influence. (isn’t it nice when artists are networked together!) Overall i think this style would be great to replicate as it’s something we can all pull off in the same style and it allows us to play with narrative.

Bioshock Infinite by William Henry: Source

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