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(Short List)   The 100 finest fan-made movie posters of all time. Want Captain America. Need Captain America   (shortlist.com) divider line 38
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2012-06-09 08:56:38 AM  
Cap is a Mondotees poster by Tyler Stout. Check out the rest of Tyler's posters and you will want them all.
 
2012-06-09 08:58:46 AM  
The last Usual Suspects poster is the best.
 
2012-06-09 10:42:34 AM  
These are crap.
 
2012-06-09 10:44:46 AM  
First Jaws, First Captain America were great. Rest, meh.
 
2012-06-09 10:47:08 AM  
I'd get the 80s poster, despite the issue with Indiana Jones (since the picture is from Raiders of the Lost Ark, which didn't have his name in the title).
 
2012-06-09 10:51:33 AM  
#10 is not Full Metal Jacket, it's Inglourious Basterds.
 
2012-06-09 10:53:44 AM  

Nope. Not even goddam close.

www.favl.org
 
2012-06-09 10:55:39 AM  
Honestly, most are just lame stencil-looking things with minimalist typesetting. The similarities between them become a blur after a while.
 
2012-06-09 10:56:48 AM  

ZeroCorpse: These are crap.


this
 
2012-06-09 11:05:45 AM  
Fark you guys, some of these are really good. You can appreciate the effort involved.
 
2012-06-09 11:15:53 AM  

johnnyboog: Fark you guys, some of these are really good. You can appreciate the effort involved.


Sure.

1. Open Adobe Illustrator.
2. Import vector clip art.
3. Type movie name in sans serif font.
4. Add font-distressing filter.
5. Become genius.

I should've gone to art school.
 
2012-06-09 11:16:48 AM  
are a bunch of these just the mondo ones?
 
2012-06-09 11:29:13 AM  
No Inspector Spacetime?
 
2012-06-09 11:34:30 AM  
Now this is a poster

media.smashingmagazine.com

Polish poster for "The Birds." when you don't have access to Hollywood's imagery and have to invent your own, then some good shiat happens.

/can't stand floating head posters
 
2012-06-09 11:37:23 AM  
OK, I lolled:

cdn.shortlist.com
 
2012-06-09 11:42:26 AM  

2wolves: The last Usual Suspects poster is the best.


I thought the Apocalypse Now, the first Truman Show poster, the Taxi Driver and the Star Wars poster with just the lightsabers were good, but the Usual Suspects poster is brilliant
 
2012-06-09 11:46:09 AM  
The only ones that I really liked were There Will Be Blood, The Lady Vanishes, and the aforementioned Usual Suspects (although the Jurassic Park and Inglorious Bastards ones aren't too bad either). The rest are either too literal (Phantom of the Opera), lazy (either Jaws poster), or obvious that someone had way too much time on their hands (Star Wars).
 
2012-06-09 11:49:50 AM  
Were most of those done by the same artist? Stylistically, they mostly looked the same.
 
2012-06-09 11:54:18 AM  

2wolves: The last Usual Suspects poster is the best.


Just what I was going to say. Though if used as a promotional poster it would give just enough away.
 
2012-06-09 11:55:53 AM  
img.photobucket.com

Oh Chris Evans!
 
2012-06-09 12:20:11 PM  
What's cool about these is that they apply classic mid-century movie poster styles to (mostly) modern films. That floats my personal boat because I love old movie posters, and usually don't like modern ones. They're getting better lately, but since they started using color photographs on the posters, the vast majority have looked pretty much exactly like this:

www.moviegoods.com

There's no style to it at all. It's just a way of cramming any potentially recognizable faces into the frame and slapping a title and a "pithy" quote on top.

On the other hand, how can anyone not love this:

www.moviegoods.com

Or this:

www.moviegoods.com

They don't make them like that anymore.
 
2012-06-09 12:23:12 PM  
Oh my god is ShortList the worst web design ever conceived. I hate that site with a passion. I would prefer a goddamn slideshow over that nonsense.
 
2012-06-09 12:25:52 PM  
This one was utter crap:

cdn.shortlist.com

It misses the point of the movie, gives away the punchline of the title, and doesn't even feature the correct rifle (which might be forgivable, if it wasn't such a glaring error).
 
2012-06-09 12:31:28 PM  
i1125.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-09 01:00:37 PM  
i253.photobucket.com

Here's my Thor poster. Pretty sweet huh?
 
2012-06-09 01:00:52 PM  
I actually like minimalist movie posters. So much so, I make them as a hobby. It's harder than it looks to boil down a movie to a few images. Here are two of mine that hopefully you would get even if the title wasn't on the poster;

24.media.tumblr.com

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-06-09 01:07:55 PM  

mekki: I actually like minimalist movie posters. So much so, I make them as a hobby. It's harder than it looks to boil down a movie to a few images. Here are two of mine that hopefully you would get even if the title wasn't on the poster;

[24.media.tumblr.com image 450x640]

[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x674]


Those are pretty cute. I usually don't go for reductivism or minimalism but you have a good eye and they have just the right amount of cheeky.
 
2012-06-09 01:12:05 PM  

LeafyGreens: [img.photobucket.com image 312x480]

Oh Chris Evans!


Cellular, under appreciated thriller.
 
2012-06-09 02:28:02 PM  

LeafyGreens: [img.photobucket.com image 312x480]

Oh Chris Evans!


Thank you for making this farkette's day
 
2012-06-09 02:38:41 PM  

LesserEvil: This one was utter crap:

[cdn.shortlist.com image 350x500]

It misses the point of the movie, gives away the punchline of the title, and doesn't even feature the correct rifle (which might be forgivable, if it wasn't such a glaring error).


I've seen a lot of military toilet suicides in my day and...
 
2012-06-09 02:46:29 PM  

gglibertine: They don't make them like that anymore.



Sometimes they do.

www.nordicposters.com
 
2012-06-09 02:46:59 PM  

LesserEvil: This one was utter crap:

[cdn.shortlist.com image 350x500]

It misses the point of the movie, gives away the punchline of the title, and doesn't even feature the correct rifle (which might be forgivable, if it wasn't such a glaring error).


You beat me to it.
 
2012-06-09 03:05:16 PM  
I loved many of these, pretty creative, but it looked like some college design contest or class submissions. Stylistically, too much 60's and 70's inspired stuff, even art deco. For the retro crowd it's pretty sweet, but only a few were really "original" work.

stylistic theft or homage? i dont really care. i do enjoy many of them. I would even buy some of the ones by Alien Corset and the Polish ones.

/yeah, yeah, my opinion
//totally subjective to my own sensibilities
 
2012-06-09 03:08:32 PM  
My two from Mondo:

geektyrant.com

geektyrant.com
 
2012-06-09 06:05:55 PM  
The Shining, The Truman Show, and Jaws. I found those three to be the best.
 
2012-06-09 08:45:22 PM  
Seems like, with a few exceptions, these posters are totally ignorant of the tone and thematic elements of the movies they represent or worse, use iconography that can only be grasped or appreciated after the movie has been viewed (which defeats the whole point of a movie poster, I'd say)
 
2012-06-09 09:30:58 PM  
I lot of those were nicked from other sites, the minimalized "wordless" color block posters in particular. I would have liked to see more variety in the design motifs. I like the simplified graphic thing, but it's too easy to cross the line from brilliant to lazy. More posters in the "old Hollywood" style would be nice too.

For example, here's one I made a while back:

img443.imageshack.us
 
2012-06-09 11:15:22 PM  
One I have on my wall right now.
4.bp.blogspot.com
/Hot! Hot! Hotlinked!
 
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