The exhibition El Cine en tus manos (Movies in your hands) is currently on display at the sala de exposiciones del Archivo Municipal de Málaga as part of the project MaF. Málaga de Festival.
The exhibition presents a collection of 300 original movie posters from the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s. The show was curated by designer Antoni Lafuente who selected the posters from the retrospective collection of Pilar Jiménez Caballero, who has collected movies from different genres for more than 25 years.
The exhibition is complemented by photographs, audio files with the original movie soundtracks and fragments of the movies of the time. It will be on display until May 17, 2015.
Cinedays is a Film Festival that celebrates the diversity of European cinema. It gives the public an opportunity to see projections of European cinematography, as well as to discover young talented European authors. For 13th edition of this event Miki Stefanoski from Macedonia created a series of coherent, subtle and a bit mysterious posters that share a common color palette. The effect is quite intriguing. The posters are part of a complete visual identity, which also includes, flyers, labels and tote bags. You can see the whole set here.
The Sunday Times campaign “Eyes”, prepared by Grey agency from London gives you an opportunity to see worlds and landscapes from iconic movies through eyes of movie heroes – you can, for example, watch the road to Las Vegas through Raoul Duke’s glasses, take a look on Tatooine planet as C-3PO from Star Wars or visit New York City as Spiderman. The motto of this campaign, which complements this coherent, minimalist series is See all from the inside.
Illustrator Malika Favre, together with the British creative agency Human After All, created an illustrative campaign for the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) 2015 Awards. This coherent series of posters showcases the main movies appearing in the competition: The Grand Budapest Hotel, Boyhood, The Imitation Game, Birdman and The Theory of Everything. The shadows help to tell us a part of the movie’s story – this is a very creative way to mix the concept of the spotlight with an interesting and mysterious kind of movie teaser.
Sometimes the best designs start offline—where there’s no Cmd+Z – This is the view of Dirk Flower, graphic designer, professor and poster maker who invites us to his studio in this short film, allowing us an opportunity to see the work of letterpress machines, the handcrafting process and the life of posters that begins outside the computer. Enjoy this film and let it inspire you!
Movie posters are a popular and important branch of poster design. On the Web we can find lists of best contemporary posters as well as pages with older, classic posters. And finally, from time to time, we find series of alternative designs that people have created for their favourite films. In the past we’ve shown you some of these projects on our site and we’re always on the hunt for new and exciting examples to share with you.
Our latest movie poster discovery is Plakiat – series of alternate movie posters created by Maks Bereski. For him posters are a form of visual stories about movies watched by him, and good excuse to talk about cinema. His collection grows constantly, as new movies appear on the screen. You can check complete poster series on Plakiat Facebook page and on his blog.
Why do you think creating of alternate movie posters is becoming more and more popular? Is it a kind of visual commentary for the movie created by poster designers? Or maybe some longing for minimal / old fashion / artistic movie posters, in opposition to the contemporary movie posters we see on the streets? Let us know what you think in comment below!
Simple, well recognized motives from iconic movies were used to create neon posters. They’re prepared as GIF-s and they blink just as old neon signs on the walls. The whole series was prepared by MR Whaite, who likes to play with symbols of popculture and turn them into funny GIFs. His neons would definitely look great as a part of the Vegas cityscape!
Collection of posters for the Best Films of the Last 100 Years
This engaging collection of movie posters was created by Tony Stella for Criterion. His watercolor and inky illustrated works perfectly reflect the mood of the films directed by masters of cinema such as Sergio Leone, Woody Allen, George Lucas or Werner Herzog.
Last week was the opening of the highly anticipated film ‘Birdman‘ around the world. This amazing poster was created to build extra hype for the film and it certainly does that. Using bold colors, wonderful illustrations and a simple yet weird typography structure to grab the viewers attention.
Make sure you check out this film in a cinema near you.