Pixels of Fury, Shutterstock’s live design competition, is headed to Paris, France! Contestants will be asked to design a fictional movie poster, so we’re kicking things off by exploring five of our favorite trends in movie poster design.
Just like album covers and book covers, movie posters have a sense of timelessness to them, allowing artists the freedom to be creative and interpret many different styles. This latest Pixels of Fury competition will be chock full of surprises and creative ideas, and it got us thinking about all the variety that exists in the world of movie posters. From minimalism to ’70s-style, to reinterpreting an iconic artist, the diversity of trends for movie posters (and movie poster redesigns) is bountiful.
Take a look at the poster trends below, then get ready to RSVP for Pixels of Fury in Paris, which takes place on December 10, 8-11pm at Elyseum.
1. Reimagined in the style of Saul Bass: “James Bond: A View to Kill” by Alain Bossuyt
2. Reimagined with text spoilers: “Fight Club” by Spoiler Movie Posters
3. Minimalist: “AmÃ©lie” by Eder Renfigo
5. In the style of Robert Indiana: “Amour” by Shutterstock
Ready to create your own movie posters? Whether you’re a Pixels of Fury contestant or just feeling inspired, we put together a collection of images to serve as a jumping-off point for your latest creation:
Top image: Seamless pattern of movie elements and cinema icons by Incomible