Tag: poster

Friday One Sheet: POLARIS

This rough and tumble design for Kirsten Carthew's eco-action 'raised by bears' picture exudes all kinds of gritty energy. The muted high-grain image centers on lead Viva Lee in helmeted glory, screaming at the world. It drops the credit block...

Friday One Sheet: GHOST-WRITTEN

This weeks column features a bit of gritty 70s inspired key art. It gives off strong vibes from Straw Dogs and The Conversation, with perhaps a hint of The Parallax View.  Thomas Matthews' Ghost-Written, follows a one-hit novelist who is...

Friday One Sheet: Celebrating Cronenberg and Alternative Poster Designs

You may have noticed this week has been a big love-in on Canadian maestro, David Cronenberg, auteur of the horrors of the mind, and the flesh. His extensive (ahem!) body of work stretches back to the his short film work...

Friday One Sheet: EO

For the festival poster for Jerzy Skolimowski's Eo, it is all focused on the 'melancholy eyes.' It's inspired by Robert Bresson's classic Au Hazard Balthazar, one of cinema's finest acts of pure empathy, rivaled only by Carl Dreyer's The Passion...

Friday One Sheet: IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE

The prolific, one-a-year-but-sometimes-two, output of Hong Sang Soo has yielded some brilliant posters, particularly the 'designing for designers' approach that artist Brian Hung has brought to the key art for his films in recent years.  (Hat tip to Mubi for this 2021...

Friday One Sheet: EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE

While it is not the first film to do this (Key & Peele's Keanu springs to mind), the fact that Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert's Everything Everywhere All At Once is a 'multiverse science fiction black comedy action film' makes it...

Friday One Sheet: MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON

This is a poster about natural light. It is also a poster with a seashell with an eyeball that is wearing shoes, and parachuting with a lollipop wrapper. Let us just talk the light here though. Typically it is (some...

Friday One Sheet: PETITE MAMAN

This is not the first piece of key art from Céline Sciamma's tiny drama, Petite Maman, featured in this space. The motion and joy of the Korean design was discussed in 2021. As the film is getting a commercial release...

Friday One Sheet: RESIDENT EVIL

After 20 years of feature films, and an untold number of video games on multiple platforms, the un-killable zombie franchise, Resident Evil, comes to Netflix. I must say, the teaser designs for the series are superb.  High impact yellow, loads...

Friday One Sheet: BULLET TRAIN

I am highlighting the key art for this Hollywood-Japan blockbuster starring Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, and Sanada Hiroyuki because I am not entirely sure if the design house, BLT Communications, was aiming for a Japanese train safety card aesthetic or simply phoning...

Friday One Sheet: CALCINCULO

Here is a lovely, hand-drawn festival poster that captures that exact moment on a swing where you simply let go and enjoy the gravity of the situation. The key art is for an Italian-Switzerland co-production, Calcinculo, where I have the feeling...

Friday One Sheet: FRESH

One of the best film festival press kits that has ever been offered was Fortissimo Films' promotion for György Pálfi's culty, exceptionally (but delightfully) grotesque Taxidermia. It came in a styrofoam tray, wrapped in shrink-wrap, where the booklet itself was...

Friday One Sheet: THE LONG WALK

This new poster for Mattie Do's The Long Walk, released ahead of its upcoming cinema bow, does several interesting things. First, it visualizes the central image of a road, via perspective, as a wide ocean. All that sepia-tinged negative space is...

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...