Tag: keyart

Friday One Sheet: THE MIDDLE MAN

I remain committed to showcasing key art that makes good use of textured wallpaper. In this case, the poster is for a Canadian/Norwegian production from deadpan director Bent Hamer. Hamer's films are difficult to describe, oddball dramas, subtle comedies, ultra-niche...

Friday One Sheet: INTRODUCING, SELMA BLAIR

Perhaps it is because this poster reminds me of the cover art of Nirvana's 1991 Nevermind album, perhaps it due to all the negative space at the bottom, or perhaps I just like the rippling reflection of actress Selma Blair...

Friday One Sheet: DONDE CABEN DOS

Turquoise and pink, lots of skin, and a dash of neon, are all on artful display in Barfutura's design for this Spanish sex-comedy. The stand out here is the casual, but intentional, obfuscation of nipples and crotches. The entire ensemble...

Friday One Sheet: ARMY OF THIEVES

Bauhaus-inspired clock faces and locks in bold, glorious orange, make for this excellent piece of teaser key art. Taking one of the better characters from the abysmally derivative Army of The Dead, and doing a safe-cracking prequel may salvage (some...

Friday One Sheet: BABY, DON'T CRY

This week, in anticipation of the Fantasia Film Festival coming in August, we have the key art for Jesse Dvorak and Zita Bai's troubled teenager coming-of-age drama, with a dollop of magical realism, Baby, Don't Cry. Be it hand painted, or...

Friday One Sheet: THE INNOCENTS

I have a fondness for upside-down styled posters, and the entire key art campaign for Eskil Vogt's Norwegian supernatural thriller, The Innocents, makes me tingle.  While I do not know if the film bears any connection to either the classic...

Friday One Sheet: TITANE

An almost 'street art' design for Julia Ducournau's sophomore feature, Titane, debuting at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, features a mixture of haute couture and body horror, in high contrast 'club lighting' colours. Using nearly all the poster real estate...

Friday One Sheet: REMINISCENCE

It appears that between churning out seemingly thousands of variants of the Army of the Dead key art, design studio B O N D decided to toss off this Los Angeles sunset-inspired -- it is the smog that causes these...

Friday One Sheet: INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS

We have looked at designer and artist Bryan Lenning in this column in the past. And on this warm spring day, from a city still in lockdown (in Toronto, 2021) I am pleased to highlight this muted palette, chilly, couch...

Friday One Sheet: SWIMMING OUT TILL THE SEA TURNS BLUE

This minimalist key art for Jia Zhang-Ke's latest documentary on Chinese culture, Swimming Out Till The Sea Turns Blue, has almost a screen-printed look and feel to it.  Although it may look to be a prosaic respresntation of the lengthy...

Friday One Sheet: EMA

After a wee bit of a dry spell, it has been a good week for poster designs released online. There was the "Lone Wolf & Pug" key art from the Fantasia Film Festival, as well as Zhang Yimou's 1930s set...

Friday One Sheet: IN THE EARTH

Seeming to take inspiration in equal measure from the red-eyed creature in Horror Express and John Boorman's floating visage in Zardoz, this eye grabbing key art from Empire Design is for the new Ben Wheatley horror picture, In The Earth....

Friday One Sheet: THE AMUSEMENT PARK

This surreal poster from designer Aleksander Walijewski echoes the strange feeling of getting a 'new' George A. Romero film nearly four years after the maestro's passing. The film is, of course, not 'new' in the sense that it was made...

Friday One Sheet: SHIVA BABY

A good poster finds an iconic image or idea, and removes all the clutter to focus on that. Design company High Council has settled on a mountain of food as a bridal dress, for Emma Seligman's bisexual funeral drama Shiva...

Friday One Sheet: DEATH TRIP

One of my favourite movie posters of the last 20 years is Akiko Stehrenberger's design for Michael Haneke's FUNNY GAMES U.S. (yes, the remake). I have spoken at length about the many imitators and homages to this power of this...

Friday One Sheet: ME YOU MADNESS

This key art for Louise Linton's high-camp bisexual thriller, Me You Madness, has all the brash hallmarks of 'stuff I like' in a poster:  Super saturated colour, minimal design elements, pink and neon, and unabashed absurdity. The lime green squirt...

Friday One Sheet: GREEN

Why is it that you do not often see green movie posters? I could not tell you for certain, other than the colour is rather neutral and blends into the landscape of most multiplex aisles where these types of one...

Friday One Sheet: PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME

Lili Horvát's mystery-drama has been selected for Hungary's submission to the best foreign language Oscar this year. The original title, Felkészülés meghatározatlan ideig tartó együttlétre, and its English translation, Preparations To Be Together For An Unknown Period Of Time, present...

Friday One Sheet: THE WANTING MARE

It is rare that a director designs the key art for their film, even in the indie filmmaking world. The last time that I can recall this was P.T. Anderson's design for Magnolia over 20 years ago. This striking poster...

Friday One Sheet: DIE HARD

Because we cannot come down to the coast, get together and have a few laughs, ahem 2020. Because along with It's A Wonderful Life and A Christmas Story, Die Hard has become an American holiday traditional Christmas movie. Because designer Paul...