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Thursday, September 15th, 2011 | Written by:

Minimalist Movie Posters

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Minimalist movie posters aren’t anything new, but they have grown in popularity over the past year or so. If you compare the first “Scream” poster to the latest one you can see the variation in the design. The latest “Scream” poster only dawned the minimal mask with a knife tip rather than putting the face of every star on the cover.

The age of minimalism hasn’t just spread to Hollywood though. Fans and designers all over have been creating their own minimalist movie posters that rely in deceptively complex symbolism to convey the meaning of a movie. They are by design fairly easy to create, and when handled correctly they can be far more powerful than more complex images.

Reservoir Dogs

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Forrest Gump

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Return of the Jedi

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Kill Bill, Volume 1

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The Shining

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Mr. Brooks

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Star Wars

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Shaun of the Dead

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Titanic

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The Goonies

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Friday the 13th

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Pulp Fiction

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Fight Club

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Jurassic Park

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There is a school of thought that says that less is more when it comes to art. If these images are any indication, then there is more than a little bit of truth to that sentiment. Some artists can say a lot with a chaotic or “busy” image, but sometimes a stark, minimalist symbol can be far more powerful and memorable.


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About Ken Hattori

Ken Hattori is a technology writer for Online Graphic Design Degree. He has a passion for design, photography, letterpress, and just about anything that is appealing to the eye. Having spent some time living in Japan, he has developed a fascination with minimalistic and clean designs.

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8 Responses

September 15, 2011

nice samples of minimalistic posters. thanks for share on joyoge.com


September 16, 2011

Thanks for sharing these images with us. The idea of less being more really works with these posters. Now, if only the studios would create some good minimalistic posters.


September 22, 2011

Nice materialistic revamps of famous movies. Thanks for sharing!