Types of Movie Posters
How many of us feel excited and get fascinated after seeing the first look of movie poster. Every designer who is involved in creating different types of movie posters always think of making his design look alive and impart the concept that the whole world is looking and eagerly waiting for the moment.
But one question that arises in our mind is that "Can we make a movie without a poster?" The answer is no.
A poster of a movie represents an image and motion that most of the youth are looking. After going through several movie posters, I have tried to find out some of the best and most popular types of movie posters used in both Bollywood and Hollywood movies.
These posters were used in earlier 70's movies and are very attractive and colorful. They are recently in news because of the mylar posters created for movies like Stars Wars and Charlie Angeles'. These are very limited edition prints because they are very expensive.
2. Heads in the Sky Above and Tiny People on a Beach Below
In film industry, use of big or small heads with large images of movie star faces (sometimes of a couple) or with a small scene (usually at the bottom of the poster) depict some kind and sort of action or activity which is very amusing in the today's scenario.
3. Through the Legs
It reveals the theme of argument and maturity level that is portrayed in the movie posters. These type of posters sometimes appear to be weird, uncanny, shocking, and miss the chance of admiration among the audiences.
4. From the Back (often with weaponry)
This poster is a portray of violence and rivalry. This is a kind of poster often seen in the science fiction movies and the weapon commonly used in these type of movies are gun and swords. We all are thirsty of watching destructive nature in movies. We have a thirsty for cinematic carnage propelled by balletic bullet battles and we don't think twice about it
In reality, it's hard to avoid because of which we see usage of so many guns in our movie marketing. Guns are quite often used in movie posters, we found 30 releases from this year alone in which the main characters are seen with guns.
5. Back to Back Posters
This is one of the most popular and recent trend going in the movies. It depicts the part of our heart and reflects our wants and desires in the movies. The star cast of the movies spread their magic by revealing the exciting chemistry between both of them.
6. Big Text on Faces Poster
These types of movie posters reveal the different types of emotions (sad, happy, anger, hatred, pain) and the feelings by which one can make a Bollywood and Hollywood movie poster iconic and remarkable in its looks, attention, appeal, and desire.
7. Big Eye Posters
The Big eye posters are designed to reveal something that is stunning and encourages audiences to look. The movie posters show enigmatic art through waif eyes.
8. Running for Their Lives
Who all are the people running in the background for saving their lives. Do they belong to normally people like me or they are famous actors and used a stylish way for reflecting their imagination.
9. Female in Cute or Alluring Red Dress
Highlighting red color makes movie poster look ironic and it is presented in the movies in such away which depicts as if it is symbolic of different types of expressions like aggression, and anger. The use of Red dress images in movie posters reflect a feeling of sex, war, energy and blood.
10. Blue Theme Posters
Use of blue color in movie posters is designed for the theme based films which are imparting cool and calming message to the audience. It defines the quality and quantity of relationships that one want to portray in the movies. Reflecting blue in the posters gives a peace and mental soothing to the audience.
11. In Bed
These are kind of daring movie posters which are not commonly used in the movie. They highlight something which is very strong and bold in concept and target a particular group of audiences. These types of posters are designed for promotional marketing and their bold unique artistic styles.
They are created without showing too much information about film theme and characters. Their main objective is to generate promotional hype for the movies. Sometimes they are released much in advance before the production of the movies starts, they are generally created when movie is under process.
13. Lenticular Poster Design
The main peculiarity of these posters is that image is created in 2 or 3 forms in such a way that one can view the same image in different forms. The main reason behind this is the alteration in different angles which create a 3D type of image.
14. Rolled vs Folded Posters
These were very popular in old vintage movies of the 1980's scenario. These are not frequently used in the movies but the poster is designed in such a way that one image is inserted inside another image
We all love movies of all kinds that involve firearms whether they are based on reality, fantasy, or fiction etc.
Out of the several movies produced, it is very difficult to find the best type of movie posters because of which movie poster debate is on top rage. We can't help in this debate but can notice movie posters like these from Hollywood which sometimes preach us about moral values and responsibilities and sometimes not. Do,take a look at these different types of movie posters and tell us what is best and worst in these movie posters.