Research alternative movie posters on Pinterest.
I dove deep into Pinterest and started pinning movie posters that I was attracted to. The algorithm was strong and resulted in some clear themes.
- Colourful muted colour scheme over all, but each poster is limited in its palette – eg sticking to a key handful of colours
- Mix of illustration, collage, and photo based posters
- Posters often had an aged / yesteryear look and feel – nothing futuristic
- Typography always clear and integral
- Imagery is evocative and captivating
Key examples and initial analysis.
- Strong image
- limited colour palette
- Imagery and colours feel warm, fleshy, sensual, intimate, vulnerable, tense
- Mix of colours of in typography.
- The title is dominant in the centre of the page over the figures mouth.
- Show notes and film awards frame the face and title but are much smaller in size.
- supporting text uses the same colour as the subjects eyes / bleeding nose.
- Movie tag line at the base of the image – larger font but not as large as title.
- Collage style: painted city scape background, photographic middle ground and collaged pop out foreground of central couple.
- The central couple appear to be cut outs. The purple line around the male figure suggest they were set against the same pained background as the sky.
- There is also a shadow cast on the left hand side of the figures which helps to ‘pop’ them out.
- Limited text here – soft, lyrical hand written text.
- Limited colour pallete – all soft painterly colours reminiscent of french impressionist work like Claude Monet’s 1919 Water Lilies.
- Paired back poster consisting of a hero image – an odd pairing of a stapler enclosed in jelly, a clear title with a tag line underneath.
- Heading is all uncapitalised, where as tag line includes capitals.
- limited colour palete. Off white background, black text, black / grey stapler, pint jelly – using negative space for the jelly mold lines.