Movie Posters – Fascinating Examples and Modern Trends

Being an eternal source of inspiration for years and years, movie posters continue spreading creative ideas nowadays. It is really interesting to observe how artists are mixing major techniques for creating more and more original artworks. Last decade was symbolized by huge influence of digital technologies though it doesn’t mean that modern movie posters have lost that elegant charm of the retro posters – on the contrary we are sure that you have a lot of favorite ones that were made during the recent years.


We’ve decided to compose a small collection of 2010 movie posters that reflect some of major trends and techniques. In general movie posters include such components as textures, color schemes, typography, light effects and images. Besides that we should remind you about such important feature as the presence of the character or characters at the poster.

Ensemble of characters

“Takers” poster designed by fpo

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“Twilight Saga:Eclipse” poster designed by The Cimarron Group

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“Youth in revolt” poster designed by Gravillis Inc.

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Solitary character

“Inception” poster designed by Ignition Print

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“Splice” poster designed by Ignition Print

“Green zone” poster designed by cold open

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Light effects

“Percy Jackson and the Olympians. The Lightning Thief” poster designed by Midnight Oil Creative

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“Iron Man II” poster designed by BLT & Associates

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“The Last Airbender” poster designed by BLT & Associates

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Typography

“Salt” poster designed by Ignition Print

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“Red” poster designed by Ignition Print

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“Kick-Ass” poster designed by Ignition Print

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Monochromatic colors

“Tron Legacy” poster designed by BLT & Associates

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“Repo Men” poster designed by Ignition Print

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“Sorcerer’s Apprentice” poster designed by BLT & Associates

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Retro

“The Black Waters of Echo’s Pond” poster designed by B.D. Fox Independent

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“Handsome Harry” poster designed by Indika Entertainment Advertising

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“Happy Tears” poster designed by FIVE33

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  • http://diary.sibilev.net lo5t

    “Tron Legacy” poster is too pretty

  • Shannon

    There are only so many ways to design a movie poster. Applying broad labels like this will make anything look generic, but anyone who looks at Happy Tears vs. Handsome Harry and thinks they’re using the same gimmick is being an idiot–they couldn’t be more different. Although I’m sure you could shuffle Happy Tears off to a “bright colors” category with something like Kill Bill and still try to make it look generic.

    Terrible really.

  • http://www.paramount-roll.com steel

    Salt was an awesome movie. She was so understated, rarely saying a thing. The typography poster shows her face just barely there. Very sparse. Very fitting and appropriate to the movie.