Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I love the sexy fused line of the KidJack profile but I reached this conclusion long ago: collages nearly always look cheap when photoshopped. If you want to include a several scenes from the movie on a poster you really need to enlist one of those oldschool illustrators like Bob Peak. He knew how to do. Witness...
Anybody who ever worked on designing a movie poster starring Harrison Ford (funny how that works) also fits this bill. Richard Amsel, John Alvin, Drew Stuzan etcetera... I realize artwork is passé for movie posters (and everyone loses for that) but surely studios should realize that if they must go collage -- if they positively must convey 36 things about the movie all at once -- illustration is the way to make it look iconic rather than awkward.
great poster sites for those that care about such things: IMPA, Film Posters and Poster Wire