Sunday, June 17, 2007

Polish posters of American films

Look at how amazing these posters are! These are Polish poster designs for when these American films were released in Poland. Totally amazing! Why do they make such interesting poster designs? I don't know. But there are so many amazing Polish movie posters out there. The real question is, why are they sold on ebay for more money than I can spend on a poster? Damn...

JAWS 2. Not as well designed as the American JAWS poster, but it's the IDEA in this one that's amazing. This concept isn't even in the film but it still makes sense for JAWS 2, right? Weird.

ALIENS. I guess "OBCY" is how you say Alien is Polish. I would never know that this was for Aliens, but regardless, it makes me want to see whatever movie it's advertising!

ROCKY. A really interesting idea to visually show the themes of the film without showing Stallone's mug bruised and bulging. Whoever designed this must be some kind of genius.

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. Dark, adventurous, dangerous, and freaking awesome all at the same time! Emphasizes his whip and death, instead of his full body for no reason like in the American poster.

GREMLINS. This is from Romania. Who would have thought that this film was even released in Romania? Totally bizarre, yet fun, funny, and confusing, all at the same time. Kind of like the film actually...

So I just think it's weird that most modern posters for American films are boring, obvious, and seemingly not well thought out. As long as every well - known actor in the whole film is on the poster, somebody in charge is happy, even if it looks like a vaseline dump.

The most powerful and effective American poster I have noticed in a long time is the teaser poster for Snakes on a Plane.

It's mysterious, yet it gets the jist of the film across, and it makes me CURIOUS about the film, which will make me want to go see it. On a last note one of the worst poster designs ever is for that semi - new Adam Sandler movie "Click". It is horrible. Just wanted to throw that in there. More poster posts to come in the future.