Movie 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]