Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Best Movie Posters Of 2012

From Flavorwire.

Minimalist, bloody without being gory, and blazed into our minds until Christmas day.

A delightful, hand-drawn poster by Johnny Sampson for a documentary about DIY home haunters.

Inspired by M. C. Escher’s iconic lithograph, Relativity, and far more interesting than the floating house poster.

The Eadward Muybridge-esque use of photo stills lends a dark conceptual twist to the art for this documentary about a French confidence man who impersonated a missing 13-year-old boy.

All the posters for Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master were fairly interesting, but the painted Rorschach inkblot design featured in the Turkish version won us over completely.

The promotional posters for Ang Lee’s adaptation of Yann Martel’s novel felt like gorgeous watercolor paintings. It’s a lovely complement to Lee’s breathtaking cinematography.

The tagline on its own is chilling, but when paired with this imagery, the poster equally inspires wonder.

Like the film, the poster is a storybook brought to life. Artist Michael Gaskell created the hand-painted beauty.

This intriguing, wrinkled poster illustrates the strange hand signals cult members shared in the smartly unnerving thriller.

The found footage horror flick had its spooky moments, but the VHS-heavy skull poster truly stole the show. It’s also a nice, little nod to the poster for Visiting Hours.

See the rest here.


  1. These are all cool but love the Moonrise Kingdom poster. Beautiful! Movie poster design is a dying art so I'm glad to see these.

  2. I liked all of their choices! "Beasts of the Southern Wild" was a great encapsulation of the film and "Lincoln" was so stark and dramatic.

  3. I haven't seen any of the movies on this list, but I really like the posters for "The Cabin in the Woods" and "Life of Pi."

  4. The DJANGO UNCHAINED poster has a Saul Bass feel to it.

    The one for SOUND OF MY VOICE reminds me of the symbols used on the Voyager Golden Records.

    Being a film purist, it saddens me to note that the poster for THE MASTER makes no mention of the fact that it was not only shot on film stock (instead of digitally as with most films today), but on 65mm film stock to boot.



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