Saturday, March 12, 2011

Super Poster

I can just tell that this is going to be the online fanboy's cause célèbre of poster design for the year. It's for a much-buzzed movie featuring a bunch of high profile sci-fi names (JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg) and has a unique look to it. In fact, if the internet hasn't married this Super 8 poster by the time you're reading this then I'll be quite surprised.

I like that side-angle view and the way the sky sorta looks like a giant moon. I like that there are the tiny references to a band of characters as well as a hint as to the sci-fi element in the blue light emanating from the silo. And while they're far better than, say, the posters for Inception... it's still a lot of empty space. Still, if you're going to have a poster with all that empty space, you may as well make it look as neat as Super 8 has done. I am so incredibly thankful that there are no giant floating heads, overly Photoshopped faces lined up like patriotic the cast of Armageddon and no stripes. THANK GAWD THERE ARE NO STRIPES!



as far as i can tell from the trailer, it's an actual reference to the plot too (since a camera tips over while still filming early on)

so A+... it's not just cute design but relevant design

Glenn Dunks said...

Ooh, I missed that.

I wonder what the UK quad will be since this design doesn't exactly translate into landscape.

Alice said...

So that's a thumbs up as well as a marriage proposal from you, then? ;)

Glenn Dunks said...

I'm not as big on the poster as others are/will be, Alice. :)

I'm saving my marriage proposals for the posters of Jane Eyre, Kaboom and 13 Assassins.