There are few design challenges more complex, interesting and creative than designing a movie poster. There are so many different angles, styles and design decisions to make that it’s incredibly difficult to start, but can be remarkably rewarding. This is especially true for designers who are used to working with constraints. If you choose to create your own unsolicited movie poster design for one of your favourite films, you won’t have a boss giving you design feedback or a client giving you a brief of how they want it to look – you have complete creative control. This is where it can be challenging – when you start with a blank canvas, you could go in absolutely any direction.
Designing a movie poster is harder than it looks – you have to sum up the feeling of the entire movie in one powerful, visceral image. Whether it recreates one particular scene, shows off one character or is simply reminiscent of the backdrop of the film, you need to make sure that the mood and feel of the film is reflected in the poster. This is much easier said than done, of course, but to help give you some inspiration we’ve brought together a collection of creative, clever and beautifully redesigned movie posters. We hope you find the collection useful for your next movie design project.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
The Iron Giant
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The King’s Speech
Return of the Jedi
Have you found any beautifully creative, redesigned movie posters that you’d like to share? Please do share them in the comments.