Friday, March 11, 2011

Well Played Poster: 13 Assassins,

This is a good movie poster. Take a look.


I sometimes feel I'm too harsh on drawn movie posters since everybody else seems to fall over themselves to hail them the greatest thing of all time (case in point: The Savages), but when so many of them are just copying the work of Drew Struzan or Saul Bass and expecting me to fawn, I've decided to just admit I'm not that keen on them and carry on having people think I'm mad.

And then something like this poster for Takashi Miike's 13 Assassins (十三人の刺客) comes along and I fall in love with it. I'm sure it's ripped off from something - aren't they all - but at least it doesn't feel tired and done to death.

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