When it comes to posters, I’m usually bored out of my mind. They tend to be very similar, there is a common use of elements that reflect the genre, and they are, in so many ways, become generic.
For this Friday, although I have a lot of movies to review, I decided to do another poster post instead. So you’ll have to wait for my Young Adult and The Descendants reviews for a little while longer (probably posting them some time next week). That being said, today I decided to collect some new posters from the site Minimal Movie Posters, which I already mentioned in my previous “Less is more” post back in August. This time, I wanted to focus especially on white/or as light gray/paper color or what ever suits the best for them!
I absolutely love minimal movie posters! I can’t stress enough how I enjoy the simplicity and minimalism because I always think “less is more” is not just something people say, I believe it works. So when I discovered Minimal Movie Posters a while back I became obsessed. There are many favorites, two by Daniel Norris but here are just some I found and thought were pretty great. I especially like the Lost in Translation one, for some reason it works so well but Deep Throat is clever too. Ah, who am I kidding, they are all amazing!
Not a big fan of horror movies to be honest, with a few exceptions, but I always found it a bit funny how they designed the posters. I mean, you don’t have to be a fan of horror movies to start seeing a pattern evolve – the scary hand, ladies and gentlemen, is everywhere!
You get a hand that comes out of the ground, bathroom hand, cut off hand, fingers of a hand, sometimes you get a hand that holds a door or something else, or even an alien hand, hand that looks to be dead hand, hand that is coming out of you and is most definitely not your own hand! In some cases you get two hands and be super frightened when you get more than two hands. I mean, think about how scary a hand is and then multiply it with the amount of actual hands on that poster – did it just get chillier in here?
In my search for these hands I looked for other common elements and to be honest, there were a lot of them, but I thought there is nothing scarier than a hand. And all of that hand googeling gave me an idea, what do you guys think, should I start a career of modeling for horror movie posters as a scary hand?
This final set of hands is from my newly started portfolio cause I assume they need some images of my hand before they hire me to pose for their posters. Let me know in the comments if my hand is scary enough to be a horror poster hand. I personally think that my hand makes the flower look absolutely horrifying but maybe I should have gone with the right hand instead.
3 poster series of the movie Repo Men. Haven’t seen the movie jet, but the posters look pretty cool and innovative.