A classic movie poster is one that makes a lasting impression with the audience. Get the design just right and the poster will be unforgettable and something that immediately springs to mind each time the film’s name is heard.
Take a look at our picks for inspiring movie posters and see if your favourite design is on the list…
The Dark Knight
This is just one of the amazing poster designs to come from the film graphic design company, Intralink under the guidance of Anthony Goldschmidt (who sadly passed away earlier this year). It is a great example of brilliant poster design and we are fans of how it manages to capture the sinister tone of the movie (and the Joker character) whilst also incorporating the iconic Batman logo.
One of the true signs of great movie poster design is how it stands the test of time. Pulp Fiction the movie is a throwback to the hardboiled noir of the past and yet still manages to feel contemporary as does the movie poster which developed quite the following. In fact, this design is considered to be one of the best movie posters of the past 20 years.
Silence of the Lambs
This movie poster is an instantly recognisable classic that transports you to the iconic terrifying scenes of this movie. Named in the American Film Institute’s 100 best movie posters, the iconic image of Jodie Foster staring out of the Silence of the Lambs with a moth covering her mouth makes this poster a favourite for both critics and fans.
Gone With the Wind
This poster for the 1966 re-release that went down in cinematic history. The poster design screams classic old Hollywood and the colours and backdrop of the fire depict the chaos of the story and the relationship between Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara. When it comes to this poster – Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn couldn’t be further from the truth – this design is both memorable and instantly recognisable to any fan of the movie.
Let’s end as we began, with another of the fantastic posters by design house Intralink. They produced an iconic image to go along with the iconic status the movie E.T. enjoys. For designer Alvin Goldschmidt – this poster design has a special personal touch with the hand of the child used in the poster belonging to his daughter, Farah.