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December 03 2010

11:23

Design Trends of Movie Posters 2010

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An eye-catching and original poster is very important for any major success of a movie. You will most probably agree that it is a pretty hard task to embody the plot in one single poster. Of course you can use such powerful tools like typography, colors and protagonist faces but still you have to know the secret formula for mixing all these things the right way.

Nowadays there are many talented artists that create real masterpieces for the filmmaking industry. Modern technologies provide a huge variety of superb tools and impressive effects thought it is not that easy to find really unique works. Today we will talk about some common features that are typical for movie posters created in 2010. It was a real challenge to mark out some features that would be typical for more than 2-3 movies, so you might have your own opinion and we would be more than glad to hear it!

Typography Mixed with Characters’ Faces

One of the best techniques that are used this year – just take a look at “Salt” and “Red” posters. As you can see, a great combination of eye-catching typography with actors’ faces is a very successful method that attracts well along with a fresh and remarkable solution.

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National symbols

It was strange to find that there are only a few posters that have been created which feature national flags. Here we’ve found five movies that provide original posters with mostly American “stars & stripes” and plus one point for our friends from the Netherlands (The Tillman Story).

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White Clean Style

Looks like this design trend has slightly migrated from web design to the filming industry because we ignore the fact of popularity of white clean websites. Of course this trend is not that new – we can see many similar works that were published in the last decade, but 2009 still doesn’t have that many white and clean posters compared to 2010.

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Deep Blue colors

Another trend connected with colors is represented by the deeply blue posters. Few of these have obvious reasons to be blue (sky and water are blue) but the others actually could have any other color scheme. Though we must admit that the blue color scheme has also been very successful.

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Old School Style

Well, vintage will always be fancy and cool because you know it’s vintage! A year by year we can observe many wonderful movie posters performed with excellent retro techniques that make our hearts and souls remember something that was long time ago and say “those were the days!” We will probably have more and more vintage posters every year and have a great number of posters worth to be featured under the Retro trend.

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Collages

The last category is the most popular this year because (according to our research) there are so many posters with collages that it was hard to pick up the five best. This is great technique because it allows presenting a huge number of actors into one poster and illustrating the most interesting scenes of the forthcoming film.

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These were the design trends that we have traced in the best movie posters of 2010 – Please let us know in case we have missed a good one and which 2010 movie is worth watching!
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October 05 2010

06:31

The Art Of The Film Title Design Throughout Cinema History

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Have you ever thought of what makes you remember a certain movie or TV show? Of course, it’s the story being told, you’ll say. But what about movies such as Goldfinger, Seven and Snatch? What’s the first thing that comes to mind? We are pretty sure their opening title sequences stick out for many of you.

Today we’ll take a closer look at that short space of time between the moment the lights go down and the first scene of a film, the part that so often sets our expectations of a movie, that sequence that speaks to our creative side: the art of the film title. We’ll look at the evolution of title design and some particularly interesting titles from various periods in the history of cinema and animation.

Film titles can be great fun. In them we see the bond between the art of filmmaking and graphic design — and perhaps visual culture as a whole. They have always served a greater purpose than themselves: to move the overarching story forward. Whether you are a motion graphic designer, a digital artist or a connoisseur of design, we hope you are inspired by these film titles and the ideas they suggest to your own creative endeavors. At the end of this post, you’ll find a listing of relevant typefaces and Web resources.

For this post, we reached out to David Peters, a San Francisco-based designer and media historian who, more than a decade ago, began a project called Design Films to research the subject. David generously contributed to this article.

[Offtopic: by the way, did you already get your copy of the Smashing Book?]

Titles In Silent Film

Words and lettering played an enormous role in films of the silent era. Film titles made their appearance in the earliest silent films, along with letter cards (or inter-titles), which provided context. These cards were the responsibility of the lettering artist, who collaborated with the scriptwriter and director to create narrative continuity so that audiences could follow what they were seeing. Distinct from these inter-titles was the film’s main title, a vehicle of particular concern to film producers because of the legal, copyright and marketing information this footage had to bear.

Here is the main title from D.W. Griffith’s “Intolerance” (1916), which many reviewers and historians consider the greatest film of the silent era. Note that variations of the director’s name are featured in five ways:

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Film titles and letter cards had to provide essential information to the viewer. For reasons such as ease of production and clarity, artists favored mono-stroke letterforms or characters with small serifs. White lettering on a black background is another characteristic of this era, because titles simply looked better this way when projected with live-action B&W film.

The following inter-titles are typical of silent movies. A shot from the comedy The New Janitor (1914) featuring Charlie Chaplin is on the right, and the silent western West of Hot Dog (1924) is on the left:

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In addition to hiring lettering artists, the biggest film studios began to employ typesetters in the production of title cards. Among the fonts often adopted for titles and inter-title cards were Pastel (BB&S, 1892), National Old Style (ATF, 1916) and Photoplay (Samuel Welo’s Studio, 1927).

Regardless of the method followed, we see the emergence of typography that seeks to match letterforms with the subject matter and even the zeitgeist — including typefaces inspired by art movements such as art nouveau, art deco and expressionism — as well as the commercial vocabulary of packaging design and advertising.

The main title from the American release of “The Cabinet of Dr. Calligari” (1920) is much less expressive than the title from the influential original German film (restored original version):

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The sans-serif title (for a later restored version) of the classic horror film “Nosferatu” contrasts with the art-nouveau treatment of the film’s promotional poster of the time. The font, Berthold Herold Reklameschrift BQ (digitized version) was created by German typesetter Heinz Hoffman in 1904. You can see the original German version of the title still from Nosferatu here.

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Animation effects like the ones you see in rotoscopes actually pre-date film. But the power of filmmaking was enormous, and it tempted thousands, including many artists, to try their hand at this new medium. One of the earliest known title animations is seen in the work of J. Stuart Blackton.

“Humorous Phases of Funny Faces” (1906) — video on YouTube — was directed by J. Stuart Blackton, who many consider to be the father of American animation. Not only is it one of the first animated films, it is among the first to feature an animated opening title, making it a precursor of the modern title sequence:

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Other important early filmmakers such as Emil Cohl and Winsor McCay were accomplished draftsmen who dedicated years of their lives to discovering the dramatic potential and practical techniques of animation. Their focus was more on character development and story visualization than on title animation per se. So, while we see innumerable novelties in main titles and inter-titles during this period, the big innovations of title animation and motion typography don’t really emerge until well after the Second World War.

The Silence Is Broken

As movies grew more popular, their titles evolved. Movie producers invested considerable sums in film production and sometimes resorted to fixing a dog of a film by rewriting the inter-titles. For a time, “film doctor” Ralph Spence (1890–1949) was the highest-paid title writer in the industry, earning $10,000 a picture for his one-liners.

During the 1920s and ’30s, European cinema was deeply influenced by modernism, and aspects of this visual sensibility were brought to the US by filmmakers who were fleeing the Nazis. Meanwhile, the studio systems operating in Europe and Hollywood also delighted in creating titles that featured vernacular graphic novelties. As much as possible, they liked to convey the tone of a movie through the “dressage” of its main title. Thus, blackletter fonts in the opening credits were used to evoke horror, ribbons and flowery lettering suggested love, and typography that would have been used on “Wanted” posters connoted a western flick.

Here is a title still from the oldest surviving feature-length animated film “The Adventures of Prince Achmed” (Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) by German animator Lotte Reiniger:

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And here is the opening title in the talkie “B” Western Outlaws of Boulder Pass:

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Hollywood animation studios, including Warner Brothers and MGM, did give some license to their artists to indulge in title antics. But one can also see that life for the titling crew at Disney was strained by the weight of its foreign-language versions and that film exports rarely encouraged innovation in titling.

The first Mickey Mouse cartoon, circa 1929, features both Mickey and Minnie, but its main title, “Plane Crazy,” is lackluster:

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Over time, the very appearance of white-on-black title lettering became a visual trope, recurring as it does in practically every Woody Allen film. Allen relies on the device primarily to build a visual identity, although its economy is a practical advantage, too.

Allen uses the Windsor font for most of his films, as illustrated below in “Annie Hall” (1977). Read more about typography in Allen’s films and also an interesting story about how the renowned director chose this typeface:

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The incorporation of audio into movies — making them “talkies” — didn’t revolutionize how film titles were handled, at least not immediately. However, we do see one avant-garde animator and painter of German origin, Oskar Fischinger, give serious thought to the relationship between visual effects and music. Fischinger’s practice of subordinating the visual rhythm to the audio was repeated often in motion graphics and title design.

The concept of score visualization first conceived by Oskar Fischinger in his film “Studies” anticipates the effects created by Saul Bass in “The Man With the Golden Arm” (1955) and later by Susan Bradley in “Monsters, Inc” (2001):

The (True) Birth Of The Title Sequence

Breakthrough ideas in titling, such as timing the typography to interact with metaphorical imagery or to create its own world, were largely innovations that came from outsiders to the Hollywood studio system. Figures such as Saul Bass, Pablo Ferro, Maurice Binder and Richard Williams arrived on the scene in the 1950s, at a time when the studios were starting to flounder in their fight with TV. At that time, independent filmmakers made commercial headway by doing things differently, spreading utterly fresh ideas about the possibilities of title sequences. This is the era in which the discipline of film title sequence design was actually born.

Maurice Binder worked on the title designs of 14 films about Agent 007, including the first episode, “Dr. No” (1962). Binder created the famous gun-barrel sequence, which became a signature for the Bond series:

If there were a hall of fame for film title design, Stephen Frankfurt’s sequence for the 1962 film “To Kill A Mocking Bird” (below, upper row) would have a seat of honor. Cameron Crowe referenced it in “Almost Famous” (lower row):

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Experimentation on the fringes, where title sequences really thrive, have led to all kinds of innovation in what a title can be and how it can serve the story and the director’s intent. Perceptive directors like Otto Preminger, Alfred Hitchcock, Blake Edwards and Stanley Donen embraced these innovators and gave them the reign to surprise audiences from the opening shots. The Bond films, the Pink Panther series, Barbarella: the sequences for such films became enticing and often sexy popular amusements. By the mid-1960s the top title designers were celebrities in their own right, people who could be relied on to deal with the messy business of credits with playful panache.

Here is a still from the Saul Bass’ title sequence for “North by Northwest,” his first project with director Alfred Hitchcock:

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A great draftsman and visual storyteller, Saul Bass ran the gamut of techniques for his title sequences: montage, live action, cut-out paper animation, typography in motion, to name a few. Whatever technique he used, Bass summarized the film as a metaphor that often shone with creativity. (In January 2010, David Peters, Kai Christmann and Dav Rauch, all of Design Films, gave two presentations on the work of Saul Bass at the 12th Future Film Festival in Bologna, Italy.)

In an interview, Kyle Cooper listed three opening sequences that made a big impression on him. Saul Bass’ title sequence for the 1962 film “Walk on the Wild Side” (watch on MySpace) was among them:

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It could be argued that typography lost importance in this era of title design. The imagery behind the credits received a lot more attention. Still, the interplay of typography and images was by no means ignored. Popular trends of the 1950s were using three-dimensional lettering and embedding type in physical artifacts such as embroidery and signage. In contrast, Saul Bass often approached the lettering of a main title as he would a logo, making it function as the core element in a full marketing campaign. While the variety of solutions increased considerably, their anchor was always the relationship of on-screen typography to the movie itself.

The power of minimalism is shown in the opening sequence for Ridley Scott’s “Alien” (1979). Credit for this design goes to Richard Greenberg, with creative direction from Stephen Frankfurt:

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The main title for the French film classic “Le Dernier Metro” (1980), directed by Francois Truffaut, is austere and modern but has a generic quality not so different from a Woody Allen title:

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The Digital Era, And Modern Trends In Film Title Design

Every sphere of contemporary life — and especially the film business — has been affected by computers. For designers, creating film titles meant participating in the apprenticeship tradition — learning by doing, on the job; that continued unabated into the mid-1990s. At that time, dynamic openers by Kyle Cooper and others showed what the next generation of design-educated, film-literate, tech-savvy creatives could do. That apprenticeship tradition has largely been overshadowed by the rise of popular technology, the Internet-enabled archiving of everything and the plethora of schools that propagate countless design disciplines. Most significantly, we see designers working like filmmakers and filmmakers working like designers.

The revolutionary title sequence for “Se7en” (1995) by Kyle Cooper was named by New York Times Magazine as “one of the most important design innovations of the 1990s”:

A consequence of this digital era seems to be that modern title design will forever rely on progressive technologies. Yet, in one of his interviews, Kyle Cooper states that while the power of computer graphics is obvious, he still likes experimenting with live action, because there is something special about the imperfection of making things by hand.

While Cooper was working on the sequence for “Darkness Falls” (2003), some glass he was using suddenly split, and the crack cut across the eyes of a girl in an old picture. The incident added suspense to the effect:

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In his title sequence for the 2005 crime-comedy “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” (watch on YouTube), designer Danny Yount made use of Saul Bass-style graphics to recreate the atmosphere of 1960s detective stories:

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The potential of digital graphics and typography has attracted some of the most creative minds to motion design. Pixar and Disney have reserved crucial parts in the branding of their films for the title sequences. Using animated characters to introduce viewers to the story became a popular trend. Such talented graphic designers as Susan Bradley (Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., WALL-E, Ratatouille), Jaimi Caliri (Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events), Dave Nalle (Corpse Bride), Michael Riley (The Back-Up Plan, Kung Fu Panda) and Michael Curtis (Brother Bear) use all manner of tools to test different approaches to designing titles. One thing these individuals have in common is a drive to find a strong metaphor and tell an exciting story with their sequences.

For the end sequence of “Ratatouille”, Susan Bradley (read an interview with her) drew the typography, inspired by the slab-serif typeface Rockwell. For the opening titles, she used a hand-drawn cursive intended to evoke Paris.

The title sequence for “Thank You for Smoking” (2005) is a modern manifesto on typographic style in title design. The idea for using cigarette packaging for the opening sequence was suggested by the film’s director, Jason Reitman, and implemented by Shadowplay Studios. Typographica goes through the trouble of pointing out the fonts in the sequence:

In the title sequence for “Up in the Air” (2009), the designers at Shadowplay Studios rely on aerial photography:

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The title sequence for the 2009 adaptation of the comic book “Watchmen” drew a loud response from the public. It creates an alternate history, depicting the involvement of superheroes in all major events of post-World War II America. The sequence was shot by the film’s director Zach Snyder, while credit for the title’s integration goes to yU+Co:

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Conclusion

Throughout the history of cinema, film titles has evolved with the film industry, as well as with social trends and fashion movements. But the measure of a title design’s quality is the same now as it was in the silent era. Whatever function they perform, titles remain an essential part of film.

Granted, in recent years the business of film titling has been terribly strained by the control of producers over commissions and their persistence in demanding speculative work as the price of admission. Creatively speaking, though, as filmmaking consolidates into the most powerful international cultural phenomenon of the 21st century, ingenuity in titling is a certainty. As designers have always known, the opening moments can make a deeply satisfying contribution to any film.

Typography Resources

Below you’ll find links to some downloadable typefaces that were used in or inspired by film titles from cinema history. Please read the legacy notes before downloading.

HPHLS Vintage Prop Fonts

An amazing collection of revived vintage fonts, many of which were used in early cinema. Among them are faces based on the National Old Style, Colwell Handletter and Post Monotone no. 2. Only some fonts can be downloaded for free, although the entire collection is available on CD at an affordable price.

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Silentina

The Silentina font family is a great modern take on typography from silent film inter-titles. Designed by Ray Larabie in 2004.

Hitchcock

Hitchcock was created by designer Matt Terich as an homage to the lettering style of the iconic Saul Bass. The font is available as a free download, and you’ll find a selection of other typefaces in the same vein.

Movie/TV Related Fonts

Here is a collection of free fonts styled after the main titles of famous films and TV shows.

Waltograph

Waltograph was created by Justin Callaghan in an attempt to capture the spirit of the familiar Walt Disney signage.

Waltograph in The Art Of The Film Title Design Throughout Cinema History

The Disney Font List

On MickeyAvenue.com, Justin Callaghan shares a definitive list of typefaces seen in Walt Disney movies and places.

Meyer 2

Meyer 2, originally drawn in 1926 as one of the five fonts cut by linotype to Louis B. Meyer’s personal specifications, was revived in 1994 by type designer David Berlow.

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ITC Korinna

The Korinna font family has an art nouveau heritage and looks similar to the Pastel font, which was often used for title cards in silent films.

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Futura Extra Bold

Stanley Kubrick’s favorite typeface.

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Gisele

This font looks similar to the one used by Winsor McCay for his 1914 animation Gertie the Dinosaur.

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CCMR Mamoulian Blather

A font that recalls the typography in the title of the 1924 animated movie Felix Dopes It Out.

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That’s All Folks

Here’s a cheerful Looney Tunes-inspired font family called That’s All Folks

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Coolvetica

Coolvetica looks like the sans-serif typeface in the title sequence for Catch Me If You Can (2002).

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Resources And Reference Material

The Art of the Title Sequence

A comprehensive and authoritative resource on film and television title design from around the world. Plenty of excellent designs and material available.

Forget the Film, Watch the Titles

One of the first online resources dedicated to film title design. You’ll find a lot of amazing examples, reviews and interviews with the experts.

Title Design Project

In this showcase gallery are title sequences from both classic and recent movies.

Movie Title Stills Collection

A large and diverse collection of film title stills from between 1920 to the present.

Taking Credit: Film Title Sequences, 1955–1965

An essay by a London-based writer and curator with an interest in graphic design, Emily King.

Letters of Introduction: Film Credits and City Scapes

This essay covers the textuality of film credit sequences and their relationship to the expressiveness of urban life.

Credits

I’d like to thank David Peters, who kindly agreed to contribute content as well as references to this article. David is the founder and director of DESIGN FILMS, a team of creatives committed to researching, collecting and presenting film programs about design, typography and film history. David is also a principal and design strategist at the communication design firm EXBROOK.

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September 16 2010

12:59

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Typeface, Kartemquin’s latest documentary in progress, will bring this fascinating junction of historical and contemporary, as well as rural and urban America together for enjoyment and contemplation. This film will be of interest to art and graphic design enthusiasts, to teachers as an educational resource, and to anyone looking for a film about perseverance and preservation in the heart of America.”

January 27 2010

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29 Avatar Movie Wallpapers And Navi Recreating Tutorials

Title-avatar-navi-movie-wallpapers-tutorialsIt seems like Avatar is becoming the most popular movie ever made, everybody is buzzing about it, creating fun clubs, tutorials, recreating navi persons and so on. Of course design community with their skillset can create something really beautiful, they can explain what’s needed to recreate such effects doing simple professional research.

This is most fun post – I think everybody will enjoy those beautiful Avatar wallpapers and maybe even get so excited, so they would like to recreate even Navi effects and turn his own photo into navi one! Enjoy as always -that’s why I deliver you daily inspiration and resources!

1. Avatar Wallpaper by boozerguy47

Resolution: 1600×1200

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2. Avatar Wallpaper - One life ends, other begins by Nightwulff

Resolution: 1680 x 1050

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3. Avatar Wall by Vangarde

Multiple resolutions, max:1920×1200

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4. Jake and Neytir by kigents

Resolution: 1280×1024

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5. Avatar Movie Wall by PixelAnge

Resolution: 1920×1200

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6. Avatar – Epic by SEnigmaticX

Resolution: 1280X800

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7. Neytir Navi Wallpaper by Loeken

Resolution: 1680×1050

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8. Neytir Avatar Wallpaper 2 by boozerguy47

Resolution:1600×1200

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9. Avatar Widescreen 10 by Dappiee

Resolution: 1920×1200

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10. Avatar Widescreen 9 by Dappiee

Resolution: 1920×1200
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11. Avatar Navi Together by Dappiee

Resolution: 1920×1200

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12. Furious Jack In Navi form by Dappiee

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13. Neytir Portrait by Dappiee

Resolution: 1920×1200

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14. Avatar Wallpaper by NigthmareOfHades

Resolution: 2657×1993

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15. Avatar Eye by Mistic-Gohan

Resolution: 1280×800

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16. Avatar background: Neytiri by berkk

Resolution: 1600×1200

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17. Avatar wallpaper by spookyzangel

Resolution: 1280×800

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18. Neytiri wallpaper painting by Jerner

Resolution: 1920×1200

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19. Avatar Movie Official Wallpaper #1

Resolution:1280×1024

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20. Avatar Movie Official Wallpaper #2

Resolution:1280×1024

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21. Avatar Movie Official Wallpaper #3

Resolution:1280×1024

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22. Avatar Movie Official Wallpaper #4

Resolution:1280×1024

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Tutorials how to recreate Avatar effects

23. Avatar making by Azurelle

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24. Avatar Tutorial by Siryann

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25. Zei’s Na’vi Avatar Tutorial by LuNar-doLLz

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26. Avatar The Movie – Reference Tutorial by UnknownBlood

Helpful guide to learn about differences between human face form, placement and navi.

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27. Tutorial: My Na’vi Avatar… by SolarShine

Recreate Navi Avatar from your own picture, this tutorial is pretty interesting guide how to do it – change color, eyes, nose.

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28. How to make an AVATAR Na’vi by BlueSunset2006

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29. Create Avatar movie poster in Photoshop

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I found also four Deviantart Avatar related fun groups you could be interested in if you enjoy Avatar movie and everything related with it:

Do you know more great Avatar wallpapers or tutorials? Share them with us!

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January 16 2010

13:41

60 Extremely Creative Movie Posters

Title-creative-movie-postersIn this post I will present you a showcase of 60 creative movie posters. I came across many sites and found very useful information and gathered all here. So, almost everything has a different colors, style, genre and graphical approach. Basically a film poster is a poster used to advertise a film. There may be several versions for one film, with variations in regards to size, content and country of production of the poster. It usually contains an image with text, though this has evolved over time from image-free bill posters through to the highly visual digital productions of today.

Nowadays there are many posters, but most of them do not attract people. So clearly, the poster design is one of the most important things in advertising films, but nothing outweighs their ingenuity and creativity that attracts many people.

1. Terminator: Salvation

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2. Avatar

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3. Stripped Down

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4. Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs

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5. Fast & Furious

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6. Crank High Voltage

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7. Zombieland

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8. Transformers Revenge of the Fallen

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9. X-Men Origins Wolverine

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10. Watchmen

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11. Final Destination

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12. Inglourious Basterds

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13. District 9

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14. The Broken

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15. Angels & Demons

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16. Knowing

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17. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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18. Food, Inc.

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19. G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra

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20. Disaster Movie

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21. The Eye

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22. Fuel

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23. Humboldt County

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24. Punisher: War Zone

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25. Cloverfield

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26. Max Payne

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27. Lord of War

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28. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

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29. Pulse

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30. The Air I Breathe

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31. Zodiac

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32. Hard Candy

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33. Up

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34. The Age of Stupid

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35. 2012

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36. Up in the Air

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37. Star Trek

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38. The Girlfriend Experience

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39. Where the Wild Things Are

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40. A Christmas Carol

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41. (500) Days of Summer

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42. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

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43. Monsters vs. Aliens

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44. Clash of the Titans

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45. Daybreakers

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46. From Paris with Love

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47. How to Train Your Dragon

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48. Iron Man 2

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49. Inception

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50. Kick-Ass

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51. Lake Mungo

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52. Legion

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53. A Nightmare on Elm Street

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54. Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

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55. Red Sonja

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56. Sex and the City 2

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57. The Wolfman

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58. Tron Legacy

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59. Shutter Island

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60. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

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