Tag: poster

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: WEREWOLVES WITHIN

The glorious hygge of the poster for Werewolves Within cannot be understated. This upcoming horror comedy, which is loosely (very loosely?) based on the Ubisoft video game eschews (thankfully) the standard 'silhouette of an evil face' photoshopped in the background...

Friday One Sheet: A Tale Of Two Surf Docs, BANGLA SURF GIRLS and NO SURF ON MARS

Today is a study of contrast in posters for surfing documentaries. The first, Bangla Surf Girls, is a study in blue and pink and pastel for a crowd pleasing story of three female teenagers from Bangladesh who trade domestic drudgery...

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...

Friday One Sheet: The Best Posters of 2020

So we approach the end to a strange year. And particularly, a stranger year to cinema and cinema-going (at least here in North America) than any year in my lifetime. I hope you have enjoyed this column (almost) every Friday...

Friday One Sheet: A Tale Of Two Posters

Consider this column, one of the last before the year-end round up of 2020s key art designs, a lesson on what to do, and what not to do in all things One Sheet. Here, we have two posters for a...

Friday One Sheet: SING ME A SONG

I have written, several times in this space, that many of the best posters are simply a well-designed photo. This is something South Korea designers are known for. A well produced still without the usual clutter, merging of too many...

Friday One Sheet: FALLING

Two posters do not a trend make, however, I will point out the effective use of wallpaper in both Charlie Kaufman's I'm Thinking of Ending Things, and today's key art, from Viggo Mortensen's Falling. Maybe wallpaper is just a stand...

Friday One Sheet: TREMORS

As Netflix, Prime, and Hulu plug up the streaming services with what (cynically) feels like A.I. generated 'Holiday Movie' content, the accompanying generic and cluttered Key Art to splash up on smart phone streaming apps seems to be the predominant poster...

Friday One Sheet: GIRL

There is a surprising amount to unpack given the simplicity of this grainy, high-contrast poster for Chad Faust's revenge mystery, Girl. The design immediate recalls brutally stark European arthouse pictures. At the same time it has a 'controversial' Disney channel...