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Alternative posters – Some of my favorites

I have a dream of one day owning a cinema room, which is something I’ve been thinking about for a long time. If that room ever comes into existence I want some cool posters on the walls. Through the years I’ve been saving and bookmarking a lot of them and I though it would be a cool idea to share some of my favorites with you.

Moxy Creative has some very cool ones based on iconic clothes:

This Moon poster by Simon C Page perfectly captures the movie:

Cool Material has several awesome minmalist posters:

As you know my all time favorite movie is Black Swan, so I would have to have this poster (which won the 2010 movie poster awards):

Old Red Jalopy has created this great Old Boy poster:

There are many awesome Back to the Future poster, but I always liked these two:

If you would buy some of these posters and spending your hard earned money on it you would want to protect them against the radiation of the sun. I think you know that a poster or picture loses its colors because of it. Wholesale Poster Frames offers frames with UV protection, which will make sure that the posters will stay as fresh as they were when they were bought. Well worth looking into in my opinion.

Jaina from Time Well Spent recently posted this awesome Totoro poster made by Victor Vercesi:

This Lion King poster just captures the movie perfectly:

Some other cool minimalist posters (don’t know the makers of these):

And finally this The Skin I Live In poster:

And if you are able to make some cool posters yourself, you might want to check out instantprint.co.uk .

Category: Movies
  • Mark Walker says:

    Nice one Nostra. I particularly like that Reservoir Dogs one.

    March 14, 2013 at 8:59 am
    • Nostra says:

      Yeah,it is a very cool one. I wish I was good at graphic design so I could make some myself :)

      March 14, 2013 at 9:54 am
  • Armand says:

    Been seeing a lot of this in Pinterest. I’ve been dutifully pinning things like this. You ever pin Nostra?

    March 14, 2013 at 3:39 pm
    • Nostra says:

      No, I have once looked at it, but it’s not really my thing.

      March 14, 2013 at 7:40 pm
      • Armand says:

        There are tons of alternative posters there though. Anyway, thanks for sharing these. The Lion King is the best among your list.

        March 15, 2013 at 1:03 am
  • Victor says:

    I’m a big fan of the alternative posters.

    Of this bunch “Moon”, “Black Swain”, and “The Lion King” are my favorites.

    Thanks for sharing.

    March 14, 2013 at 5:04 pm
    • Nostra says:

      They are all awesome ;) Thanks for commenting Victor. Does the automatic email reply work fine for you?

      March 14, 2013 at 7:47 pm
  • Mettel Ray says:

    I remember when I did my alternative poster post.. man.. I still love them more than regular posters! Totoro one is fab!

    PS: I came, I saw, I commented! ;) :D

    March 14, 2013 at 7:56 pm
    • Nostra says:

      And there you are, so happy to see you drop by. Thanks for your comment!

      March 14, 2013 at 8:41 pm
  • Tim The Film Guy says:

    Old boy and Lion King ones are the best :D

    March 14, 2013 at 8:48 pm
    • Nostra says:

      Yeah, that Old Boy poster would look great on a wall!

      March 15, 2013 at 6:12 am
  • ruth says:

    Very cool!

    March 15, 2013 at 9:12 pm
    • Nostra says:

      Thanks Ruth, I thought so too :)

      March 15, 2013 at 9:48 pm
  • Chris says:

    Those are awesome posters. Being a designer I can say that a lot of design trends come from movies posters. It’s a medium that I unfortunately haven’t had a chance to work in. Would love to but I’m more in the corporate sector. :(

    Hope you get that man cave soon buddy!!

    March 18, 2013 at 11:22 pm
    • Nostra says:

      I didn’t know that, interesting to hear. You should do some just for fun! I hope so too!

      March 19, 2013 at 10:16 am
  • Armand says:

    Nostra I linked this post in mine here: http://thefilmpolice.blogspot.com/2013/03/random-awesome-5-alternate-evil-dead.html

    March 19, 2013 at 4:19 pm
    • Nostra says:

      Thanks Armand :)

      March 21, 2013 at 10:34 am
  • Chris says:

    Love these and I love this new trend of minimalist posters. That Reservoir Dogs poster is brilliant. Olly Moss does some fantastic ones too.

    March 20, 2013 at 1:33 pm
    • Nostra says:

      Thanks Chris, the Reservoir Dogs one is great.

      March 21, 2013 at 10:35 am
  • Jaina says:

    Always a fan of the fan made-alternative posters for films. They’re just so much more creative and unique than what the studios push out – overly photoshopped and the never ending “character” posters. *yawn*

    The series of those Black Swan ones are among my favourite.

    March 21, 2013 at 12:06 pm
    • Nostra says:

      Yeah, but I guess they wouldn’t sell the movie if they were real. Since you’ve seen the movies you know what most of them mean, but I don’t think they would appeal to mass audiences in order to get them into seats.

      Black Swan ones are also my favorite, they really are beautiful.

      March 22, 2013 at 6:14 am
      • Jaina says:

        I dunno. I think studios should give the mass movie going public a bit more credit. They’re not as thick as they think they are.

        This has been one of my favourite recent official movie posters:

        http://waytooindie.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/buried-movie-poster.jpg

        Very cleverly done and a real stand out film poster. It doesn’t take much. Just an iota of originality.

        March 22, 2013 at 10:03 am
  • Raghav says:

    Love them. I have a movie home theater room and still not one of these posters. Sad I know :-(

    March 23, 2013 at 8:31 pm
    • Nostra says:

      Well, everyone has their own tastes when it comes to decorating their theater room :)

      March 23, 2013 at 9:26 pm

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