Tag: poster

Friday One Sheet: SHAZAM! (And the Deadpool Effect)

It has been a slow month for movie posters. And I rarely highlight superhero stuff, because I am no expert at the nuance/history of the characters and they are ubiquitious, and generally they are lazy. And yet, here we are...

Friday One Sheet: God's Eye View in ARCTIC

Maximizing negative space is a tried and true strategy to communicate "Survival Movie" with your key art. Big kudos to design studio B O N D for going all the way with the full God's Eye snowy wasteland view for...

Friday One Sheet: BOY ERASED

Various groups in the LGBTQ community have designed some excellent posters in partnership with Focus Features and Joel Edgerton's earnest/activist (and middle-brow) Conversion Therapy expose Boy Erased. I am partial to this minimalist one, from The National Centre of Lesbian...

Friday One Sheet: Floating Heads, The Horror, The Horror

It is the week of Halloween, and horror movie posters abound. But the real horror is the poster-trend that never seems to die: the infamous floating heads. This trend came to prominence in the age of Walmart DVD shelves. Getting...

Friday One Sheet: THE FOG

It's Halloween season, and while the masses are all set to flock to David Gordon Green's 're-write the canon' sequel/remake/whatever in their local multiplexes, Rialto Pictures is quietly re-releasing a 4K remaster of the feature film John Carpenter made right...

Friday One Sheet: SUSPIRIA In Design

Back to the exceptional key art campaign for Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria remake. For me, this 3 colour 'design 101' minimal poster, and its colour shuffled variant, evoke the iconic poster for Andrej Zulawski's Possession. I mean, not obviously, of course,...

Friday One Sheet: SPOOR

Today we have a stark, and 'uncanny valley' type of key art out of Turkey. Agnieszka Holland's much lauded Polish crime film, Pokot (Trophy), took a fair number of awards and plaudits on the festival circuit including Berlin's Silver Bear,...

Friday One Sheet: A SIMPLE (Thai) FAVOR (Again)

A number of weeks ago, we slathered on the love for the pastel geometric key art designs for Paul Feig's mystery thriller, A Simple Favour. As the film gets an international push, there has been consistency in the marketing campaign,...

PROSPECT: New Trailer, Poster, Release Details

Release details have finally emerged for the hotly anticipated sci-fi film, Prospect. The genre-blending festival favorite will hit theaters on November 2, exclusively in Regal Theaters nationwide from Gunpowder & Sky's fledgling sci-fi label, DUST. Written and directed by Zeek...

Friday One Sheet: SUSPIRIA And Watercolour Nightmares

Our poster column is more or less on hold while the Toronto International Film Festival takes over the city for the next ten days, but I wanted to quickly highlight Tony Stella's watercolour terror of a poster for the remake...

Friday One Sheet: CINEMATOGRAPHE LUMIERE, The World's First Movie Poster

Looking more 'theatrical playbill' than 'key art,' this One Sheet, for the Lumière Brothers' travelling collection of short films, is a beautiful, even understated, representation of its time. Released in December 1895, to advertise a bold new entartinment technology, and...

Friday One Sheet: SLICE And Brand Humor

The minimal teaser posters for A24's 'pizza delivery boy slasher film,' Slice, get right to the meat and cheese of the matter. B O N D, one of my favourite key art design houses who did the tropical Star Wars:...

Friday One Sheet: Possible New Poster Cliche - The Image Vortex

Three data points do not make a trend, and therefore I may be wrong on this. However, after perusing the series of potential posters for Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Do Quixote, one of them stood out immediately as...

Friday One Sheet: TO THE NIGHT

This striking hand-painted key art for Peter Brunner's latest, takes one of the most interesting visages, that of Caleb Landry Jones, and renders it in hand-painted abstraction, with emotion intact. Many of you are probably familiar with the hard-working actor...

Friday One Sheet: THE UNSEEN

If you quote the columnist on the poster, you get into the poster column. All kidding aside, I was a big fan of Geoff Redknap's The Unseen, a Canuck-indie take on The Invisible Man story, and the quirky original artwork...

Friday One Sheet: TERMINAL And The Neon Demon

Neon has been exceedingly popular in poster design as of late. I am not saying that Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives (and follow on posters for Drive and The Neon Demon) started the recent trend (remember the lovely poster...

Friday One Sheet: THE SISTERS BROTHERS Teases Fire and Brimstone

The long awaited (by me, anyway) film adaptation of Partick deWitt's 'Chemistry Western,' The Sisters Brothers, moves towards the screen with this fiery and iconic poster. While not as experimental and quriky as the Canadian book cover, the homestead in...

Friday One Sheet: THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT

Lars Von Trier's latest film is a serial killer art-film -- I mean this quite literally: it is about a serial killer who creates works of art with his kills -- and is scheduled to take a bow at Cannes...

Friday One Sheet: The Legacy of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

Stanley Kubrick's timeless masterpiece of science fiction and supreme audio-visual storytelling, 2001: A Space Odyssey, turns 50 this month. Thus, I would like to take today's column as a gallery, to outlay about a dozen posters, from official studio released...

Friday One Sheet: Silent Cry Face, DOWNRANGE

One of the greatest modern posters, in my humble opinion, is Akiko Stehrenberger's striking key art for the American remake of Michael Haneke's Funny Games. In it, we see Naomi Watts, in high-contrast close-up, hair out of place, silent tears...