If you aren’t aware there’s a new sure fire way to drive hits to your design blog. They are called Minimalist Movie Posters and I’m a big fan. So much so that of course I have a gripe or two about the way a lot of people are doing them. These are supposed to be minimal, right? Then why are some people making so complex. Here’s an example:
Weapons? Multiple colors? Lines? Text? That doesn’t look minimal to me! In the spirit of pushing the movement forward I’ve created my own series of 5 minimalists movie posters which I’ve included below along with a brief description of each for those who might not “get them.” Enjoy!
Thor – Here we see the God of Thunder basking in the glow of Asgardian lightning. A striking image, and one that indicates the power his hammer truly wields.
30 Days of Night – A depiction of the bleak Alaskan landscapes that are a staple of the film.
Ghostbusters – What image comes to mind when you think about this ethereal comedic romp? The Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man of course! Here we see him in extreme close-up. Can’t you just taste the marshmallow fluff? Probably my favorite one of these, and the most unique.
The Matrix – My favorite scene in the Matrix was always when they enter The Construct, a stark space where the rebel humans go to train. Here, I’ve depicted it moments before Neo and Morpheus show up, patiently waiting for it’s users.
The Dark Knight – To be honest this one got away from me a little bit. I think the use of color might be a little too complex for what I’m trying to accomplish here, but who doesn’t love a good Batman pin-up?
Well, my part is done here. Hopefully this will inspire all those wannabe ‘minimalist’ designers to up their game. And if any movie studios/houses/fans want to commission their own minimalist movie posters from me you can contact me here on the site.
EDITED TO ADD: A lot of people have asked me why I didn’t include the film’s titles. I figure if you know the movie then you’ll recognize the reference, and if you don’t I’d hope my strong, dynamic, minimal designs would draw you in to the theater regardless. Also: Haters Gonna Hate!