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.
Other subset of minimalist movie posters is posters using typography characters. The imagery presented in these posters is even more minimalist, but somehow that makes them even more impressive and powerful. Here are some of the more memorable typography posters.
The Karate Kid
Two Days in Paris
The Butterfly Effect
Hang ’em High
The Shawshank Redemption
The Usual Suspects
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.