We all know that Hollywood loves the rehash the same movies over and over until they’re dead, and it’s the same with movie poster trends.
/Film had this amazing collection of movie poster trend in thirteen collages, and I just had to share this with you all too. As you can see in the top one, it was the year of the ‘Grudge’ eye, and at the time, the poster seemed pretty original, but then you can see how often this has been used. The same for that standing back to back making some type of expression. I’ve always hated the ‘floating heads’ posters, but after looking at so many of these same posters, you really crave a little more originality out of Hollywood, but mainly you’ll find cooler posters from indie filmmakers. People who want to design posters like this can find a resource for learning about design in online graphic design schools.
It’s so rare to find posters that look like artwork, which is something that does happen from time to time. Just check out this Mondo poster for Hellraiser to remember how good movie posters can look while still conveying the feel of the film.
Now we’ll give you some more movie poster trend collages to compare with the above. Pretty hard I know when you see what could be done and what’s pretty much the status quo.
Now the ones below we’ve made a little smaller, but if you click on any of these, they’ll grow nice and big like many things do in the right hands.