Movies

My Evil Dead on Posterwhore

April 8, 2011

My Evil Dead poster over at Posterwhore
The best days always (?) begins with some good news. This morning I got a nice email from Joshua telling me that my Evil Dead 30th Anniversary poster is featured on Posterwhore. Thanks, I appreciate it!

Monsters – another ruined movie poster

March 12, 2011

Since I was a little kid I’ve always been a huge movie fan. I used to have a big collection of VHS and loved walking along in the big movie stores looking at the covers, trying to find the coolest one. This was even before I started out as a designer (or knowing I would work as one). The best part of the day would be finding a special edition of my favorite movie or maybe the UK version (that used to have a different artwork than the Swedish one).

The ugly version of Monsters movie coverAbout a year ago, I first saw the teaser poster for the movie “Monsters” and was really curious of what kind of movie it was. The poster was a bit different and not the typical hollywood “lets-show-all-the-faces-of-the-cool-main-actors-so-we-sell-more” kind of poster but a very simple but strong one. And it got stuck in my head. Later on I saw the trailer for the movie and I was really appealed by the feeling and atmosphere. It didn’t feel like the normal monster movie. And since we have been drained by remakes and sequels it’s a refreshing sight to be able to see something new.

I’m not gonna go in and talk further about the movie other than I felt that the teaser for it felt right. It had the atmosphere and feeling of the movie all over it. And I find that very rare. So when I now had a peek on the swedish release of the DVD and Blu-ray, it was like ripping my designers heart right out of my chest. They went back to the more “classical” poster and showing another expectation of the movie that is (in my mind) totally wrong.

The teaser had it all and is executed so well! Then this new version shows up and is a perfect example of how to ruin great work. To summarize it – it sucks! And I refuse to buy the DVD now until I find a version that has the “real” artwork (shown here below).
The Great teaser for the movie Monsters (2010)
Beautiful. It’s not only a good artwork with nice handwritten type -it also speaks the language from the movie. The way posters and promotional material should be made.

Hobo With a Shotgun is a real badass

January 15, 2011

Hobo with a shotgun
The movie, Hobo with a Shotgun, starring Rutger Hauer is hitting Sundance in a few weeks and the new poster looks fenomenal! It has this great 70′s feeling all over it and I can see this poster becoming a classic already. I would love to have a copy of this one hanging next to me at the office.

Waiting for forever teaser

January 11, 2011

Waiting for forever teaser posterI don’t react so often to movie posters anymore due to the fact that 98% of them all look the same, and are plain boring. They might be technical awesome, but still use the same face pose of the lead actors over and over again. But now and then “they” release a teaser that in my mind is so much better than the official poster.

In this case it’s the teaser for the upcoming flick “Waiting for forever” that I stumbled across . It’s simple, it has a nice illustrative style and you get a good sense of what kind of movie it is. In my eyes this kind of artwork is far more interesting than the majority of movie posters out there today.

The Last Exorcism

August 17, 2010

It’s not everyday I see a poster for a movie that catches my attention. This one does. I might not be a fan of the typography but the artwork itself is in my opinion very nice. But then again, I’m a sucker for the “dirty” dark design!

Predators

May 20, 2010

Predators 2010 poster

I’ve always been a fan of the fantastic character and the first two movies, but with this new movie “Predators” I have my doubts (even though I hope for the best)! Anyway, I do love this teaser poster for the movie. It’s dark, it’s simple and it has my favorite monster on it!

Fear the Unspeakable Viscera

January 22, 2010

Viscera

Brianna Johnson from San Francisco have designed this great film festival branding. Love the concept! Take a deeper look into the project!

From Eskilstuna to Los Angeles

January 20, 2010

Swedish designer Marcell Bandicksson, now located in Los Angeles, has truly done some great work for the entertainment industry. In his portfolio you can find some nice work from concepts to finished art.

New nightmare vs old nightmare

January 17, 2010

Nightmare on Elm Street 2010

I’m pretty sure the remake of the classic Nightmare on Elm Street will suck, but I can’t help to admire the artwork for this movie. The claws, the face and the shirt brings back a lot of memories and I’m hoping for the best! When it comes to the artwork for the old goodie, I can’t say I love it, but it has that classic horror feeling all over it that I miss (but at the same time, the new fresh artwork is so much scarier!). If you have missed it, you can watch the trailer for the remake here.