It’s the end of the month, so it is time to reflect, relax and rewind our way back through the one-sheets, banners, promotional artwork and posters released in the last calendar month, highlighting some of the ones we though were noteworthy. It’s a little section we like to call Best Posters.
August is horror month! Well, at least that’s the impression that you’d get from having a look at this month’s selection of great poster art. From 31 to Antibirth, and from The Strain to Ouija 2, it seems the marketing departments are getting ready for Halloween. One of the more impressive designs is Morteza Mottaghi’s Are We Not Cats?, which is made using human hair. Yet it’s the series of American Horror Story posters that have freaked us out this month, inspired from the history of horror films, and the one we’ve selected here is not for the arachnophobic. On the flip side, LA’s La La Land continues to plumb old Hollywood designs, and InSync Plus’ Moonlight one-sheet makes exceptional use of the tri-tone colour scheme.
Don’t forget: we also have a poster tribute to Gene Wilder, who sadly passed away this week at age 83. He will be missed. Let us know in the comments below if we’ve missed your favourite, we got it wrong, or better yet, if we got it very right.
31 – Designer: Gravillis Inc
Adam Ruins Everything – Designer: bpg
Swallows and Amazons – Designer: Creative Partnership
American Horror Story – Designers: Iconisus L&Y – Visual Communication Systems & FX Creative | Photography: Frank Ockenfels
Antibirth – Designer: We Buy Your Kids
Are We Not Cats – Designer: Morteza Mottaghi
Better Things – Designer: Iconisus L&Y – Visual Communication Systems & FX Creative
Hell or High Water – Designer: Alan Hynes
Jack Goes Home – Designer: GNAH Studios
Joe Cinque’s Consolation – Designer: Carnival Studios
The Jungle Book – Designer: Daniel Danger
La La Land – Designer: LA
Moonlight – Designer: InSync Plus
Ouija 2 – Designer: LA
The Strain: Season 2 – Designers: B O N D and FX Creative
Taxi Driver – 40th Anniversary
Tear Us Apart – Designer: Juan Luis Garcia
Voyage of Time – Designer: P+A