Know your movie posters

bullittMovie poster art has always been a hit or miss affair.  Most of them turn out to be lame photoshopped giant head deals, with few aspiring to be art.  Interestingly some of the best movie posters I’ve seen recently aren’t even posters at all, but rather spring from the imagination of Film The Blanks

The site is described as “an ongoing experiment to abstract and/or reduce film posters.” It challenges people to name movies based on simple and artfully constructed versions of already existing movie posters.

In many ways, the experiment is reductive art reminds me of what Google did with their Chrome commercial a few days ago (something the site acknowledges here).  It’s boiling something down to their colorful, blocky essence. 

New posters are added every day and some are even available for purchase.  The poster to the left is for Steve McQueen’s Bullitt, obviously.  Or maybe not if you’ve never seen the movie or the poster. 

Furthermore, I wish some studios were brave enough to create movie posters in this style.  [h/t Whitney]

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  • Film the Blanks May 7, 2009, 8:39 pm

    Thanks 🙂

    Stupid Google Chrome Advert… I did it first YOU HEAR ME??!


    Well, maybe like I said no such thing as an original idea. But I have been doing it since the middle of last year and it was on the front of IMDB so they can hardly claim first dibs… having said that I'm 90% sure that someone, somewhere did something similar before me.

    As I said on site… 'Oh Well'

    Glad you like it. I'd really like to collect them in a book at the end of the year so fingers crossed that comes together. Probably a self published job unless someone pops up.

    • jamesfurbush May 7, 2009, 9:52 pm

      No doubt you did if first and here's to hoping the book comes together because that's definitely something I would poney the money for. Is it going to be coffee table style?

      • Film the Blanks May 7, 2009, 9:56 pm

        I'm hoping so yeah a decent size – maybe hardback with about 300 pages if I can manage it… I'll see how things go. But that would round things off nicely I think.