Author Profile: Barry is a graphic designer who designs print media for Expert Print, a UK based printing company. Specialising in leaflets & brochures, he also has a passion for design past and present.
From the frightening ‘Shining’ to the prolific ‘Reservoir Dogs’ some of the best and most well remembered art of our generation can be seen in these poster designs. The ability to design posters which can create mood, feelings and can reflect the storyline of the movie is truly a rare found talent. Designing posters for films has always been challenging as the designer needs to portray the story behind the film in just one image.
Since the time film began creative poster designs have been used to lure in potential viewers with a taster of what’s on offer within the film itself. Indeed many of the most iconic movie posters show famous clips from scenes in the film, this can be seen in our collection of iconic poster designs.
Movie posters can be acknowledged at the cutting edge of design, with the producers providing posters which captivate their audience and leave them running to the ticket office to see the film itself. Whether the poster carries a huge amount of complicated design techniques or simply a clip from within the film, it has to create the atmosphere of the film to become an iconic poster.
Ironically original film posters are highly collectable and can be seen for sale for more than a DVD of the film itself. We are inspired by the movie posters we have chosen and we hope they inspire you on your next design project.
1. Back to the future:
Futuristic fonts and a clip of Marty McFly himself makes this poster one the most iconic of its generation and perfect to promote this retro sci-fi film.
2. Dr No
Images of the beautiful Bond Girls and the famous Sean Connery attract viewers to the first James Bond film.
The screaming woman and the solitary eye ball represent the chilling Alfred Hitchcock Movie.
An amplified image of Jaws looks up at it’s next victim in this Steven Spielberg blockbuster.
5. Silence of the lambs.
The bland image of Jodie Foster is dominated by the deep colours of the moth covering her mouth in this famous horror film.