Monday, 27 February 2012

War Horse

Synopsis: Dartmoor,1914: To his wife's dismay farmer Narracott buys a thoroughbred horse rather than a plough animal, but when his teenaged son Albert trains the horse and calls him Joey, the two becoming inseparable. When his harvest fails, the farmer has to sell Joey to the British cavalry and he is shipped to France where, after a disastrous offensive he is captured by the Germans and changes hands twice more before he is found, caught in the barbed wire in No Man's Land four years later and freed. He is returned behind British lines where Albert, now a private, has been temporarily blinded by gas, but still recognizes his beloved Joey. However, as the Armistice is declared Joey is set to be auctioned off. After all they have been through will Albert and Joey return home together?

Sunday, 26 February 2012

The Tree of Life

Synopsis: The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.

Design: Mark Carroll

MoneyBall

Synopsis: Oakland A's GM Billy Beane is handicapped with the lowest salary constraint in baseball. If he ever wants to win the World Series, Billy must find a competitive advantage. Billy is about to turn baseball on its ear when he uses statistical data to analyze and place value on the players he picks for the team.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Midnight in Paris

Synopsis: Gil and Inez travel to Paris as a tag-along vacation on her parents' business trip. Gil is a successful Hollywood writer but is struggling on his first novel. He falls in love with the city and thinks they should move there after they get married, but Inez does not share his romantic notions of the city or the idea that the 1920s was the golden age. When Inez goes off dancing with her friends, Gil takes a walk at midnight and discovers what could be the ultimate source of inspiration for writing. Gil's daily walks at midnight in Paris could take him closer to the heart of the city but further from the woman he's about to marry.

Hugo

Synopsis: Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

Design: BLT Associates, you remember them?!

What can I say other than DID YOU KNOW THAT THIS MOVIE IS IN 3-D!! Since Avatar arrived in our cinemas movie posters have undergone a mini revolution in how they depict a 3-D movie via a 2-D medium, the resulting solution is, make sure that there is something protruding in the image,

The Help

Synopsis: An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maid's point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

Design: Ignition Print who were in the running last year with Inception.

When I first saw this poster, the first question that entered my head was "What is the colour all about?" Yellow and purple don't immediately pop into my head as a colour palette reflecting the American Black Civil Rights Movement.

Extremely loud and incredibly close

Synopsis: A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Design: by BLT Associates who were featured last year for the work they did for Toy Story 3 and True Grit.

When I first saw this poster I was a little disappointed that they didn't reprise the image used for the book created by Gray318,  you can see the reference to the hand in the poster but it's no where near as strong and as interesting typographically.

The Descendants

Synopsis: A land baron tries to re-connect with his two daughters after his wife suffers a boating accident.

Design: The design for the one sheet was done by Mojo who were listed last year with their poster for  'The Kids are Alright.'
The poster shows George Clooney under the protection of  red parasol, staring thoughtfully over his shoulder at his two daughters who are playing on a beach with palm trees. On Georges finger we see a Photoshopped enhanced wedding ring, but no wife in shot,

Friday, 17 February 2012

Friday, 10 February 2012

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Currency cuts; the work of Mark Wagner

In these times of economic doom and gloom, where every other news story is about a company closing its doors or a bank making a huge profit you need to a little creative with your cash and that is exactly what Mark Wagner has done.

Monday, 6 February 2012

The Artist

The Artist. directed by Michel Hazanavicius
Synopsis: 
Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.

Design: 
The design is created by Couramiaud / Laurent Lufroy, they have created posters for Jeanne D'Arc, Leon and Les Visiteurs.
I remember the first time I saw this poster, it stopped me in my tracks, not because it was breathtakingly beautiful but because it was so 'clean', it wasn't overloaded with logos, credits or quotes, it simply put the focus on the the two stars and the movies name.