Sunday, June 12, 2011
I've written about so many subject connected to movies over the six years [yes, six years!] I've been doing CineRobot, but I recently realized that if there is one topic that I've under explored all these years, it is the art of the movie poster. I am not sure why I haven't written about them regularly because I love graphic design and there are literally thousands to look at and admire [or loathe]. There are so many that I might have to put some parameters to what ones I discuss, like it has to be a movie I love, hate, want to see or from a director/actor/actress I like [or loathe, ha]. We'll see. I'm going to have a couple of posts a month on posters and would love some guest contributions if you are a regular reader and have something you want to see/write about.
To start off my poster worship is Meek's Cutoff, a 2011 release from the very talented director Kelly Reichardt [Old Joy, Wendy and Lucy]. This tale about people travelling through Oregon in the 1840s can't come to a Tulsa theatre fast enough! This poster is crisp, clean and taps into the era that it is set in perfectly. I love the old-fashioned look of the image of Michelle Williams and how it resembles something from a long-gone style of printing. There's some other posters for Meek's Cutoff and I don't understand that at all, this is clearly the most striking of the bunch.
Posted by Joshua Blevins Peck at 8:33 AM