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Saw 2 teaser poster

Saw 2 Teaser Poster

Making the Cut

Lionsgate has released the Saw 2 teaser poster for the upcoming horror sequel Saw 2. The Saw 2 poster is a sequel in itself, following the look of a previous series … Read More...

Alien movie poster

The Copywriter

“In Hollywood, No One Can Hear the Copywriter Scream.”

A sometimes thankless job in a niche industry, the film advertising copywriter is employed to hone a film’s creative direction into a phrase or sentence, known … Read More...

Batman Begins movie poster

Bat Overkill

April 25, 2005posterwirePosters3

More Batman Returns movie posters?

Warner Bros. has released yet another movie poster for the upcoming film Batman Begins. (We believe this is the French version of the one-sheet.) That brings the Bat-total of … Read More...

Raise the Titanic movie poster

Illustrators Speak Out

Movie poster illustrators interview

MovieMaker Magazine has an interview with three famous movie poster illustrators lamenting the state of movie poster design in relation to art. Artists Drew Struzan, John Berkey, and John Solie offer … Read More...

Jaws movie poster

Killer Shark

The Jaws of Seiniger

With the recent announcement of another Jaws Special Edition DVD release of the Steven Spielberg classic film, Guido Henkel of DVD Review notes the Jaws DVD cover design “features the crappy … Read More...

Super Fly movie poster

Super Type

Type designer Ed Benguiat

Master typographer Ed Benguiat is one of the most important font and logo designers in the modern era of design and publishing. He has created the lettering used in logotypes for … Read More...

40 Days and 40 Nights movie poster

Little Big Men

April 16, 2005posterwirePosters4

Phalic symbols in movie posters

We’ve covered hidden (and perhaps unintentional) sexual imagery in movie posters before, but film studios often make phallic imagery front and center as part of a marketing hook. The most … Read More...

Reefer Madness movie poster

Reefer Madness!

Movie Posters as Propaganda Posters

Cable network Showtime is set to premiere the movie musical Reefer Madness this month. The cable movie is a film version of the hit LA and off Broadway musical Reefer … Read More...

Kill Bill Volume 2 movie poster

Special Shoots

Photography used in Movie Posters

Movie posters are often designed using photography shot especially for the film’s one-sheet campaign and other film advertising key art. These photo shoot set-ups are known as special shoots. … Read More...

Film Posters of the 50s movie poster book

Film Posters of the 50s: The Essential Movies of the Decade

Movie Posters of the Fifties book

In the 1950s the motion picture industry did battle with it’s newest and biggest rival: television. This meant trying everything from gimmicks (“in 3D!”), genre films (such as horror … Read More...

Lolita movie poster

Sunglasses at Night

April 11, 2005posterwirePosters3

Characters wearing sunglasses on movie posters

What could be better than “Big Heads” on a movie poster? The answer is obvious: “Big Heads Wearing Sunglasses” on a movie poster, silly. Actors wearing sunglasses in a … Read More...

Vertigo movie poster

The Designer

Legendary Graphic Designer Saul Bass

We have covered various movie poster illustrators in the past, but the modern movie poster is a graphic designer’s medium. And when discussing movie poster design, the subject begins … Read More...

Batman Begins movie poster

Batman Begins… Again.

April 9, 2005posterwirePosters1

New Batman Begins movie poster

Warner Bros. has released a new Batman Begins movie poster for the upcoming franchise revival. The latest Batman Begins one-sheet follows the dark sepia tone treatment of the previous teaser … Read More...

War of the Worlds movie poster

War of the Logos

The Return of Towering Type

One way to make a film feel epic and grand in scale in a piece of advertising art is the use of a “forced perspective” style logo. Why have a … Read More...

Friday the 13th Part 8 Jason Takes Manhattan

I Love Trademark Infringement

Banned Friday The 13th Part 8 Jason Takes Manhatten poster

In 1989 Paramount Pictures released a Friday The 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan teaser poster. The movie poster depicted hockey masked killer Jason Voorhees … Read More...

Tootsie Polish movie poster

Polish Movie Posters

Polish versions of American movie posters

Foreign posters represent some of the most interesting, and in some cases, strange examples of film advertising artwork. Perhaps the best example of this combination would be Polish movie … Read More...

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie poster

Welcome to Wonka Industries

April 5, 2005posterwirePosters1

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie poster

Here is a look at the final Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie poster for Tim Burton’s upcoming film. Johnny Depp stars as mysterious and eccentric candy maker … Read More...

The Goonies movie poster

Stop the Presses!

Movie Poster art in newspaper ads

If you want to see where a good chunk of a film’s print marketing budget goes, open up a major newspaper like the Calendar section the Los Angeles TimesRead More...

My Fair Lady movie poster

The Peak of Poster Art

Movie Poster Illustrator Bob Peak

There is a very short list of famous movie poster illustrators: So far we’ve mentioned Drew Struzan, John Alvin, and Richard Amsel. Adding to this very short list of commercial … Read More...

Men in Black MIB movie poster

April Fools

Hidden images and in-jokes in movie posters

In honor of April Fool’s Day, lets review a few hidden images and in-jokes found in movie posters. Artists have long hidden images, words, and other symbols in … Read More...

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