Friday, 7 March, 2014
If you’re a movie-goer then you’ll have likely seen billing blocks countless times, you just may not know them by that name. A billing block, usually seen at the foot of a movie poster, is almost like the film’s small print, listing the names of those who a major part in its production.
Above is the billing block from one of the movie posters for Thor.
design, movie posters, movies
Monday, 3 June, 2013
A couple of years ago it seemed as if every other designer was producing their own series of minimally fashioned movie posters. Many collections were easy on the eye, and people were more than happy to look at the new works as they came forth, but after a while a little minimally-designed- movie-poster fatigue started to set in.
Warsaw based designer Michal Krasnopolski also creates simply styled movie posters, but bases his designs upon a single geometric grid template. While one or two designs go a tad wide of the mark, most, I think you will agree, are pretty clever.
art, design, movie posters, movies
Monday, 29 April, 2013
Making a film is no walk in the park, the process takes years and costs a fortune, but can you imagine the frustration of finding the movie you’ve laboured for so long to bring forth is released at almost the same time as another virtually identical production?
film production, movie posters, movies
Tuesday, 12 February, 2013
Could it be argued that many latter-day movie posters descend from a 1818 painting “Wanderer above the Sea of Fog”, by German artist Caspar David Friedrich? The case is mildly convincing…
art, movie posters, movies
Wednesday, 20 June, 2012
Deciding to look further into a feeling that contemporary movie posters are increasingly featuring darker colours such as blues and black, Vijay Pandurangan created a couple of visualisations to test his theory. And sure enough, while lighter, warmer, hues are plentiful, there has been a noticeable rise in posters made up of darker colours.
colours, design, film, movie posters, movies, posters
Monday, 30 January, 2012
Might films that have been nominated for an Academy Award this year stand a better chance of winning were their movie posters to more accurately reflect their subject matter?
Update: “Pure art” truthfully sums up The Artist? It sure does.
academy awards, films, movie posters
Wednesday, 9 November, 2011
Movie poster design looks to derive from some thirteen relatively standard formats.
design, film, movie posters, movies
Friday, 8 April, 2011
Contemporary DVD package design is often leaving much to be desired, especially when the cover artwork is compared to that of the original movie poster.
And what about the original Alfred Hitchcock Vertigo (1958), image featuring a black silhouette figure falling into an op-art vertiginous vortex? Is this really less alluring than a stark close-up of a bug-eyed James Stewart?
artwork, cover art, DVDs, movie posters
Tuesday, 1 March, 2011
2001: A Space Odyssey, art, classic film, design, movie posters, movies, science fiction
Tuesday, 11 January, 2011
A series of movie posters by Jesse Eisemann… this is what could happen if your mother wrote film titles.
(Thanks Crystal, though I can’t imagine your mum naming films this way…)
art, design, film, film titles, humour, movie posters, movies