After compiling this list I was disappointed to discover that only 5 posters from my selection featured in the ‘Top Grossing Films of 2011′.
There are several conclusions we could draw from this information, but I think that main one is that I shouldn’t change career paths into film poster design.
Nonetheless, here are 40 film posters that I feel are more pleasing to look at than the poster for ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’.
Life in a Day
First up, the only poster this year to feature both a man eating a watermelon and the quote “A thrilling piece of cinema”.
Wins the prize for best use of primary colours.
The only comic based film to make it into this list, we enjoyed the full frame crop and stern heroic expression.
The Elephant in the Living Room
Let’s be honest – with a title like this it was never going to be a bad poster
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
If you haven’t seen the video trailer for this – watch it now.
A controversial choice, the super-thin typeface won us over on this one.
With illustrated film posters in decline… this one stood out.
Not to be confused with Iron Man
Paranormal Activity 3
This perhaps doesn’t have the artistic subtlety of some of others… but if you’ve seen Paranormal Activity 1 or 2 this poster will almost certainly send a shiver up your spine.
Bold yellow text on a light blue background – lovely stuff.
Some text knocked up in WordArt plus a quick sketch of a wizard probably would have been enough to secure the No.1 spot at the box office for Harry… but you’ve got to hand it to them this is nicely executed.
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
Shameless use Adrian Broody’s impossible-not-to-like face.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Yes it’s a very good poster, but that doesn’t excuse reprinting the book with this as the cover.
Nothing too clever here, but how can you resist the soft yellowy hues of those quotes.
Machine Gun Preacher
Final Destination 5
Nothing quite grabs your attention like Helen Mirren in sunglasses.
Crazy Stupid Love
…the multiple frame, colourful bold capitalised text look it pretty hot right now. Another one of our favourites.
One of the many awesome posters for this film.
Everyone loves a cheeky diagonal.
The King’s Speech
Typing the name of this film for the first time I just realised the double meaning of the title. Clever.
The Ides of March
I have no idea what this film is about – but it got my attention.
One of the very few occasions where the font ‘Mistral’ has looked good.
Let us know if you think we’ve missed any!