Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Black and Red Swan

We're very much used to seeing movie posters done photographically today. We quickly moved away from retro posters which were the familiar way of doing it in the 50s, 60s and even well into the 70s actually. Now it's become a norm where you have your usual family portrait, and slap on the title to occupy 50% of the layout. There was a lot more craftsmanship in illustration and typographic treatment before, and much more attention to visual twists. 

These 4 rule-breaking posters have been designed by UK firm La Boca for "Black Swan"as unconventional teasers that circulated worldwide before the movie premier. They remind me a lot of the Sarajevo posters from the late 80s. You can say there is some post-communism art influence in the treatment. These are really beautiful i think, a very nice series to have hanging in an apartment!

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