Creative Action Movie styles

Posters are a great way to get the creative juices flowing. Instead of a lot of professional design work where the main object is to show information, posters are created to draw interest for the movie, making for more interesting outcomes. Here are a few different examples in a few different styles. Enjoy!

Photo Manipulation

With the amount of special effects in most movies these days, it’s hard not to have to add some kind of photo manipulations to posters to match the themes in the movie. This group uses photo manipulations as the main focus for their posters

Independence Day

1996

Kill Bill, Vol 2

2004

Tropic Thunder

2008

2012

2009

Crows Zero II

2009

Inglourious Basterds

2009

The Book of Eli

2010

Inception

2010

Inception

2010

Typography

Although there is still photo manipulations within these posters, the main focus is typography. Typography is a great way to give a sense of what the movie is without having to give away too much.

I, Robot

2004

War of the Worlds

2005

Poseidon

2006

V for Vendetta

2006

The Spirit

2008

12 Rounds

2009

Knight and Day

2010

Photography

Photography is more or less the typical way movies are portrayed, with a photo of the main characters and main theme. Using photos can also be used in a more interesting way, by using angles/cropping, different lighting or adding certain design elements.

The Italian Job

2003

The Bourne Supremacy

2004

Resident Evil: Extinction

2007

Gran Torino

2008

The Hurt Locker

2008

The Crazies

2010

Illustration/Graphics

With Photoshop these days people naturally go to there to make explosive photo manipulations to impress the viewers, so llustrations aren’t used as much as they used to be. This style can have a great impact or give the poster a retro look depending on how it is used.

Thunderball

1965

Breakheart Pass

1976

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

1988

Hook

1991

Mars Attacks!

1996

The Dark Knight

2008




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