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Artwork Wednesday

Artwork Wednesday: Dreamland, The Ivory Game, Hello Destroyer + more!

And we’re back! It was the first Trailer Tuesday in around two months yesterday, and I have certainly missed it. Shame I can’t say the same about Artwork Wednesday… nahhh I’m only joking, Artwork Wednesday is one of my favourite posts to make! Speaking of favourites, here’s a few of my favourite posters from the months I’ve missed.


1. Dreamland
Dreamland

© FilmBuff / Orion Pictures

The style of this poster really suits Dreamland. I love the colours and it stands out amongst the crowd. It’s just beautiful! 


2. The Pass
The Pass

© Lionsgate

The imagery and the simplicity of this poster for The Pass is delicate, and very intriguing. Plus, I love the detail of the border… just such a calm yet intense piece of art.


3. The Ivory Game
The Ivory Game

© Netflix

The Ivory Game is an important documentary about incredibly empathetic animals, whose morals are not mirrored by some terrible humans. It needs a striking poster, and this altered and impactful imagery works well.


4. Free Fire
Free Fire

© StudioCanal / A24

The palette of this Free Fire poster is gorgeous. Combined with the playfulness of the font and design, it makes for a rather enticing advertisement.


5. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

© Warner Bros.

I’M NOT LOOKING AT FANTASTIC BEASTS STUFF BUT I SAW THIS BOLD AND EXCITING BEAUTY IN A BUS STOP SHELTER AND AND AND


6. Hello Destroyer
Hello Destroyer

© Northern Banner Releasing

Negative space done well is, as you may be well aware, a firm favourite of mine. Along with the title and the pose of the man, I’d like to know what’s going on here…


I hope you enjoyed this return to Artwork Wednesday! 🙂

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Soldier Bee
Artwork Wednesday

Artwork Wednesday: Amanda Knox and Soldier Bee

Another strong Artwork Wednesday this week, with a favourite poster of mine I’ve been meaning to include for weeks, probably months, and a poster for the Netflix documentary Amanda Knox, bringing imagery with a challenging stance.


1. Amanda Knox
Amanda Knox

© Netflix

I just, love the tightness. It’s an odd thing to like, but the close crop brings intensity and draws you to study every detail of the image, analysing the person you see, which, if I’m not mistaken, it a good representation for the documentary itself.


2. Soldier Bee
Soldier Bee

© Sky Blue Films

I saw this poster such a long time ago now it seems, but I just keep forgetting to include it in an Artwork Wednesday! It has such delicacy and elegance, in the art style, the colours, and even the tiny labels, which are such a simple and enticing touch. It really intrigues me.


Thank you for reading 🙂

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Free Fire
Artwork Wednesday

Artwork Wednesday: Collateral Beauty, Free Fire + Trolls

This week’s Artwork Wednesday includes one of my favourite posters of this year, a poster for Free Fire, as well as the first poster which I found had too much negative space! What! I know! What is happening?!


1. Collateral Beauty
Collateral Beauty

© New Line Cinema

I’m attracted to the simplicity, as always, but I’m not 100% sure about the negative space (that’s a first for me!). Nevertheless, I’ve included this one because the colour and light is so soft, it really suits the message of the film (make sure you check out the trailer in this week’s Trailer Tuesday if you haven’t seen it!).


2. Free Fire
Free Fire

© A24 / StudioCanal

I just, suddenly love this poster. I was looking at it for just a few seconds, and then it almost physically hit me, that I love it. I felt the love. How cheesy does that sound? BUT IT’S TRUE! I love the arms, the font, and the plain white background. But the arms, man, they are just genius.


3. Trolls
Trolls

© Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

The structure pleases me greatly. I love, love the colours, I think they have been really perfected, and I love the composition of each troll image.


Do you love the Free Fire poster as much as I do? Or do the Trolls or Collateral Beauty posters take your fancy?

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Phantasm
Artwork Wednesday

Artwork Wednesday: Phantasm, Buster’s Mal Heart, A Dog’s Purpose + more!

A big dog face, lots of beads and buttons, and a little bit of creepiness is what you’ll find in this somewhat sizeable edition of Artwork Wednesday! Six glorious film and television posters await your eyes below!


1. Food Choices
Food Choices

© Gravitas Ventures

The trailer for Food Choices just missed the cut for this week’s Trailer Tuesday, as the film came out on the 2nd of September, but I have no problem including this cheeky poster in Artwork Wednesday! I love editing photographs, and I did a whole project editing images of animals at uni. The quote in the table cloth is clever, and I love the stare of the cow…


2. A Dog’s Purpose
A Dog's Purpose

© Universal Pictures / Entertainment One

This is like a super close up version of the cow in the Food Choices poster… except it’s a dog! How can anyone who loves dogs and animals not love this poster? It’s so fluffy!! *shakes unicorn soft toy*


3. The Last Man on Earth
The Last Man on Earth

© Fox Network

A bit of a different inclusion here, as The Last Man on Earth is a TV programme rather than a film, but I couldn’t resist the beautiful detail of this poster! Look at all those buttons and beads! I like the opening of space for the title too, but it’s mostly the buttons. All the buttons!


4. Certain Women
Certain Women

© IFC Films

It’s so delicate. Lovely negative space. Beautifully soft, muted colours. It’s everything I love.


5. Buster’s Mal Heart
Buster's Mal Heart

© Everything Is Everything / Gamechanger Films / Snowfort Pictures

It’s the upside-down clock, and Rami Malek’s look over the counter there that got me on this one. The colour palette is warming, but there is a distance and abstraction that contrasts this warmth, simultaneously raising a lot of questions.


6. Phantasm
Phantasm

© Embassy Pictures / Well Go USA

The composition and art style, the white border and colours, the positioning and size of the text and its font, it’s all very well done, and there’s more detail at every glance you take.


If nothing else, I hope this week’s Artwork Wednesday cheered you up with a big ol’ fluffy puppay face! 🙂

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Voyage of Time
Artwork Wednesday

Artwork Wednesday: Blair Witch, Voyage of Time + AHS

Something creepy, something spacey, and something creepy and spacey! This is what you’re in for in this episode of Artwork Wednesday! Oh wait, this is a blog post not an episode… ahh I must be confused by the inclusion of a TV poster this week! 😉


1. Blair Witch
Blair Witch

© Lionsgate

I know that the shape the trees are creating is a creepy shape, but I love the shape in the context of this poster. It’s also why I included the recent Blair Witch trailer in last week’s Trailer Tuesday, as it was a feature of the title cards, which I thought were great!


2. Voyage of Time
Voyage of Time

© Wild Bunch / Broad Green Pictures / IMAX

I was originally going to include a different Voyage of Time poster here, but when finding the image to embed I came across this one and was very taken by it. It’s so bold. … And sciencey.


3. American Horror Story
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© FX Network

I tried to get into American Horror Story once. Tried and failed I’m afraid. But that doesn’t stop me from liking this AHS poster! I just really like the smoke. Of course it means nothing to me because I don’t watch the programme, but the negative space and sense of scale is lovely.


I just realised all the posters this week focus on some sort of shapely designs in the centre of each poster. You can tell what kind of posters I like 🙂 Cya!

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Moonlight
Artwork Wednesday

Artwork Wednesday: The Unwilling + Moonlight

Two completely different posters and films for this week’s Artwork Wednesday. A drama and a horror. An indie and a… non-indie? Worn and clean. Inspiration and something to be mindful of… Alright let’s just get into it!


1. The Unwilling
The Unwilling

© Rough Diamond Productions

I love everything about this poster, except I can’t call it perfect. This is probably just me being picky, but I think the blood drips are unnecessary, and end up bringing an element of cliché. Otherwise, I love the colour, the symmetry, how the text is framed by the shape the images together create, the ‘real-poster’ style that adds tangibility… and the mix of poses and direction of gaze.


2. Moonlight
Moonlight

© A24

The more I look at this beautiful poster for Moonlight, the more I discover. The colour palette may have just become my new favourite colour combination. And it reminds me of something I tried to achieve unsuccessfully recently, and it has inspired me to try again.


Which poster do you prefer, Moonlight or The Unwilling? Thanks for reading 🙂

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Artwork Wednesday

Artwork Wednesday: Table 19, The Blackcoat’s Daughter, Fantastic Beasts + more!

Yay for the return of Artwork Wednesday! We’ve a nice round number of posters today with a bold six. There’s probably almost every colour under the sun, thanks to the Joker, and two stunning examples showing how greyscale is best done elegantly. Plus, a few other bright bits in between.


1. The Girl on the Train
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© Universal Pictures/eOne Entertainment

I first saw the middle section of the poster before I saw the rest of it. That shape is everything that captured me.


2. Table 19
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© Fox Searchlight Pictures/20th Century Fox

My first thought was that someone has been very sneaky and cheeky with that fork middle finger… Otherwise, this is one slick poster!


3. The Blackcoat’s Daughter
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© A24

I love that Emma has two different poses for each side, that the top of the tallest building meets her eyes, and the use of the buildings to connect the faces.


4. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
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© Warner Bros.

I love the detail and structure to this poster. And of course the fact that it’s FANTASTIC BEASTS!! I risked it by looking at this poster, cause I’m steering clear of anything that could involve spoilers!


5. Star Trek Beyond
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© Paramount Pictures

There is a definite theme running through all the Beyond posters, which I love, but this one is different (of course!). It’s such a unique angle, I love, love what’s been done with the typography, and the colours are so stand-out.


6. Suicide Squad
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© Warner Bros.

The bold, brashness is hard to ignore. I was drawn to this one the most out of the bunch, I think it was the Ha Ha’s and the eyeball… probably! 😉


Quick! One to six, which one would you pick if you had to put one up on your wall right now?

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