As a designer, your objective is to draw interest, and do it quickly. Movie posters need to have value propositions and immediate interest in one page of design. When you have super-fast Internet thanks to CenturyLink deals, you can easily search for movies and stumble across their accompanying posters, which can either reinforce your movie decision or question it.
Some of the most notable movie poster designs from 2012 include:
This design was influenced by famous graphic artist M.C. Escher, and possesses a haunting quality in a tranquil design. Even though the design has a lot of moving parts, the calm feeling evoked leaves you with a chill that makes you wonder just exactly what is happening at this Cabin in the Woods.
Michael Gaskell is the artist behind this hand-painted movie poster which generated a lot of buzz for the critically-acclaimed film. Instantly your eye is drawn to the detail and elegant-quirkiness of this forest scene. The question that’s instantly brought to mind – who are this little Boy Scout and this girl, and what are they doing here?
The Imposter is a documentary about a French man who impersonated a Texas boy who disappeared when he was just 13, so a design that captured the progression and evolution of the story was a must. The photo skills used here are expertly executed, creating a sinister and intriguing design leaving you wondering who is who and what is what.
Quentin Tarantino’s films always go for shock value, but this movie poster is surprisingly minimalistic. What’s most notable about this design? The title is missing. But, the design says it all: Django Unchained. The fact that this poster is so simple makes it shockingly intriguing because you know the film is bound to be anything but.
Just glance at this design for a second and you know that it is a play on a Rorschach inkblot. The design implies that not everything is as it seems. Puzzling, beautiful and eerie, this design immediately gives you an insight into what type of movie The Master is.