Monday, July 18, 2011

Inspiration: Top 25 Movie Posters

I recently watched "Buried" because I am a huge Hitchcock fan and heard it was a film in a style that would make Hitch proud (and I agree). Seeing the film reminded me that I absolutely love the poster for this movie. I think the concept and typography are so excellent and really portray the feeling of the film. Looking at this poster again inspired me to share some of my favorite movie posters. All of these are on this list for either their typography, concept, and/or iconic imagery.

So many movie posters are just cut and paste jobs that all blend together. But some stand out. These are the Top 25 (in no particular order) that stood out to me over the years. I am not necessarily saying these are great films, but in my opinion they are great posters.

Let me know some of your favorites too that aren't on the list!

Beautiful Typography that really captured the claustrophobic feeling of the film. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ezra+Nehemiah Poster

Here's a poster for an upcoming class at GHCC going through the books of Ezra & Nehemiah. These historical biblical books document the return of the Jewish people from exile and the rebuilding of the temple and walls in Jerusalem. Since the main emphasis of the book is rebuilding (both literally and spiritually) I decided to use the bricks to keep the concept super simple and let the use of negative space really make the poster stand out.

Project: Ezra/Nehemiah Poster
Client: Adult Ministries, GHCC
Details: 17x6" poster