As the International Movie Poster Awards has announced its pick of the best promotional art for 2009, we thought we’d give our own take on the best and worst contenders of last year.
We love the retro look of this poster, with Sam Rockwell symbolising the isolation that his character feels in the centre of the concentric-ringed Moon.
Antichrist, Cold Souls, Star Trek
Well, just look at it.
Autopsy, The Haunting In Connecticut
The floating head award:
Could have been the Iron Man poster from 2008, from all we can see. A lazy, lazy effort, particularly given how good some of the other posters for this film were.
Avatar, Race To Witch Mountain, Knowing
So much could have been done with the design for the Dorian Gray posters, but the designers went for the easy route, signifying the duality of the character’s nature with cheap Photoshop filters.
Angels & Demons, Friday The 13th, Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian
A horrible mess of a poster. We can sort of see what they were trying to do with it, but in the end, it’s just a travesty against design. Like some of the runners up below.
Angels & Demons, Orphan, Carriers
Simple, effective, and cool as all hell. It’s a shame the film couldn’t live up to the art.
Up, A Christmas Carol, The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus