Tag: keyart

Friday One Sheet: ALONE WITH YOU

Now this is Photoshop done right.  The key art for Emily Bennett & Justin Brooks' Alone With You is creepy in all the right ways. Design house The Robot Eye saturates the unsettling visage with a warm, grainy tones, and keeps the...

Friday One Sheet: SUNDOWN

We posted the superb trailer earlier this week, and now this excellent poster for Michel Franco's Sundown.  I have said, time and time again, that I am a sucker for orange and pink posters, and this is no exception. I...

Friday One Sheet: The Best Posters of 2021

Another weird year for cinema-houses and movie-going in general. Your mileage may vary depending on what part of the world you are located, but for many it is a bad case of déjà vu.  And yet, the key art, has...

Friday One Sheet: THE NORTHMAN

In case you missed it earlier in the week when the trailer dropped, here is the fire and brimstone key art for Robert Eggers' The Northman. Designed by studio AVPrint (who also did this year's wonderful hand-drawn one-sheet for Lamb and the...

Friday One Sheet: AN EXQUISITE MEAL

For Chicago indie An Exquisite Meal, which gets a VOD release in late December, here is a sparse, nearly monochrome bit of key art from small Canadian design outfit Small Dog Design. A thicc title card, absentee credit block and outré tagline...

Friday One Sheet: SCHEMES IN ANTIQUES 古董局中局

Orange & Teal comes to China by way of this key art for Schemes in Antiques. A focus on the highly strategic and deceptively simple game of Go, and a repeating unit ("Go-Ception"? "Go-Fractal"?) is at the heart of artist...

Friday One Sheet: ENCOUNTER vs. ENEMY

Typically, I have nothing but praise for design house, B O N D. However, today, for their design for psychological sci-fi thriller Encounter, I want to demonstrate how uninspired their compositional riff on a much better poster looks. So, the...

Friday One Sheet: Czech ALIEN, LOLA, CINDERELLA

We have talked in the past about the surreal and avant garde key art from 1970s and 1980s era Poland. It is worth highlighting some superb (and bold) posters from the former Czechoslovakian Socialist Republic of the similar era, that...

Friday One Sheet: BENEDETTA

No sense in burying the lede on the key art for Paul Verhoeven's Benedetta.  Violence, sex, and religious hypocrisy is on the first station of the cross in Intermission Studios latest key art for the film as it edges into...

Friday One Sheet: PERSONAL SHOPPER

Hybrid drama, mystery, thriller, ghost story, Personal Shopper made a pleasant splash on the art-house circuit in 2016. It was one of several major steps towards the notion that lead actress Kristen Stewart stop being considered as a cog in...

Friday One Sheet: THE SPINE OF NIGHT

The neo-psychedelic, pink and blue poster for The Spine of Night hits kind of a Twilight Zone on Acid vibe, with a hint of Krull.  Morgan Galen King and Philip Gelat's rotoscoped ultra-violent fantasy film is coming to the end...

Friday One Sheet: A BROKEN HOUSE

New key art from Akiko Stehrenberger is always a thing to celebrate; here for Jimmy Goldblum's short documentary, A Broken House (Hiraeth). A Syrian Architecture student in the United States, who smashed his own models meticulously handmade of his Damascus...

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...