As an avid cinema go’er I always enjoy keeping up to date on the upcoming movie releases, and as a designer I particularly enjoy checking out their movie poster artwork.ï¿½ Here is a compilation of upcoming movie posters for 2008 from IMP Awards with a range of different design styles.
Alien VS Predator
New Firefox logo anyone?! That would have make a great marketing campaign during the build up to it’s release.
Says Christmas on the poster but it’s only just come out here in the UK, so it still counts for 2008!
Br Kind Rewind
A fantastic piece of artwork creating that retro collage look with hand made elements.
Along with the trailer this poster and it’s effects have created a real mysterious buzz around this movie.
The Photoshop work (or maybe 3D?) creates a scene of destruction that outlines exactly what the movie is about, but keeping the suspense by not giving away too much.
The Dark Knight
As a Batman fan I really love this poster.ï¿½ Everyone knows the story of Batman and The Joker, which gives the designers the opportunity to come up with something really creative.
As with the Cloverfield poster, this artwork outlines exactly what the story is about without any imagery of the characters themselves.
Another great concept behind the Fanboys poster, pulling in the theme from the original 70s Star Wars artwork.ï¿½ Take a close look and you’ll notice a toy version of the lightsaber with it’s collapsible sections, adding to the comedy of this movie.
More amazing photography and Photoshop work, with a little Spiderman esque cityscape reflection in the lens of the sunglasses.
Retro is the word with this movie poster, taking you back to the originals with the hand illustrated artwork.
It seems close-up teasers are pretty common with superhero movies, as seen with Hancock and the recent Transformers release.
Pulling in some high-tech effects the Jumper poster looks pretty stunning isolated on white.
As mentioned with The Dark Knight poster, working with well known trademarks gives the designer the opportunity to come up with something really creative.ï¿½ This Rambo poster makes brilliant use of contrasting black and white imagery, whilst highlighting key elements such as the blood and title in red.
Along with that, the slightly illustrated look gives a real atmosphere to the poster.
Yet another well known icon, and more examples of the close-up teaser technique!ï¿½ A great idea pulling in amazing detail of the uniform fabric.
I love the composition of this design and the huge silhouette masking out most the the foreground.ï¿½ Today’s level of 3D expertise allows for some great photorealism.
Half of this poster comes across as your usual hollywood style with a bunch of straight-faced characters looking a differing directions, yet the inclusion of the playing cards gives a cheeky insight into the topic of the movie and adds a strange sense of scale to the poster.