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Movie Posters

Movie Posters

A movie poster is designed to promote a film or play, they normally combine graphics with text. Contemporary posters often showcase the main actors, the main characters, and the director. During the 1980’s, illustrations where very popular, much like the Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Arch posters pictured below. Information on a poster should include large text that features the title along with smaller subtext that displays the tag line, followed by the names of the main actors, director and the names of the main characters, as well as the release date. Poster where often featured in the lobby of theater, featuring a combination of overlaying images from several scenes of the movies.

Movie posters have been around since the dawn of film, a time often regarded as the Golden Age of Hollywood. These posters where often displayed within the lobby of the theater. In the beginning they often featured illustrations of the movie with a combination of overlaying images from different scenes. The images featured here are from some of the most renowned movies of all time, study the images to get ideas for your own promotional poster.

Star Wars

Star Wars

 

 

 

 

 

Dawn of the Dead

Dawn of the Dead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Side Stroy

West Side Story

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cool Hand Luke

Cool Hand Luke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The African Queen

The African Queen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raiders of the Lost Arch

Raiders of the Lost Arch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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