NOW That’s What I Call A Movie Poster! Series

NOW That’s What I Call A Movie Poster

What is a film without its poster? More than just a bit of marketing, posters have evolved into an art form in their own right, showcasing the blistering work of the world’s greatest illustrators and designers with clever concepts, elegant artwork, and bold original ideas. In celebration of my personal appreciation of movie poster design and with the help of the IMP Awards archives, comes our NOW That’s What I Call A Movie Poster! series, highlighting what I think are the best movie posters of each year.

The evolution of the movie poster began in the 1870s, when Paris artist and lithographer, Jules Cheret, introduced a printing technique that produced images with intense colour and rich texture. By the early 1890s, Paris streets were plastered with lithographic images hawking everything from bicycles to cognac to circus performances. These artful graphics became instant collectables, spawning exhibitions, journals and dealers. The first known movie poster was predicted for L’Arroseur Arrosé. See more on the history of movie posters here.

I have featured movie posters that have demonstrated a different artistic style or perspective than the normal poorly executed photoshop efforts to advertise a movie. They are clever, daring, intriguing, unforgettable and sometimes just plain risqué, as in the case of Felt from 2015, however, as we have seen over the years a great poster does not always translate into a great movie.

Best Movie Posters of 2017

What is a film without its poster? More than just a bit of marketing, posters have evolved into an art form in their own right, showcasing the work of the world’s greatest illustrators and designers with clever concepts, elegant artwork, ...
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Best Movie Posters of 2016

What is a film without its poster? More than just a bit of marketing, posters have evolved into an art form in their own right, showcasing the work of the world’s greatest illustrators and designers with clever concepts, elegant artwork, ...
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Best Movie Posters of 2015

What is a film without its poster? More than just a bit of marketing, posters have evolved into an art form in their own right, showcasing the work of the world’s greatest illustrators and designers with clever concepts, elegant artwork, ...
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Best Movie Posters of 2014

What is a film without its poster? More than just a bit of marketing, posters have evolved into an art form in their own right, showcasing the work of the world’s greatest illustrators and designers with clever concepts, elegant artwork, ...
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Best Movie Posters of 2013

What is a film without its poster? More than just a bit of marketing, posters have evolved into an art form in their own right, showcasing the work of the world’s greatest illustrators and designers with clever concepts, elegant artwork, ...
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Best Movie Posters of 2012

What is a film without its poster? More than just a bit of marketing, posters have evolved into an art form in their own right, showcasing the work of the world’s greatest illustrators and designers with clever concepts, elegant artwork, ...
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Best Movie Posters of 2011

What is a film without its poster? More than just a bit of marketing, posters have evolved into an art form in their own right, showcasing the work of the world’s greatest illustrators and designers with clever concepts, elegant artwork, ...
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Best Movie Posters of 2010

What is a film without its poster? More than just a bit of marketing, posters have evolved into an art form in their own right, showcasing the work of the world’s greatest illustrators and designers with clever concepts, elegant artwork, ...
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Best Movie Posters of 2000-2009

What is a film without its poster? More than just a bit of marketing, posters have evolved into an art form in their own right, showcasing the work of the world’s greatest illustrators and designers with clever concepts, elegant artwork, ...
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Best Movie Posters of 1990-1999

What is a film without its poster? More than just a bit of marketing, posters have evolved into an art form in their own right, showcasing the work of the world’s greatest illustrators and designers with clever concepts, elegant artwork, ...
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Best Movie Posters of 1980-1989

What is a film without its poster? More than just a bit of marketing, posters have evolved into an art form in their own right, showcasing the work of the world’s greatest illustrators and designers with clever concepts, elegant artwork, ...
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Best Movie Posters of 1970-1979

What is a film without its poster? More than just a bit of marketing, posters have evolved into an art form in their own right, showcasing the work of the world’s greatest illustrators and designers with clever concepts, elegant artwork, ...
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Best Movie Posters of 1960-1969

What is a film without its poster? More than just a bit of marketing, posters have evolved into an art form in their own right, showcasing the work of the world’s greatest illustrators and designers with clever concepts, elegant artwork, ...
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Best Movie Posters of 1950-1959

What is a film without its poster? More than just a bit of marketing, posters have evolved into an art form in their own right, showcasing the work of the world’s greatest illustrators and designers with clever concepts, elegant artwork, ...
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Best Movie Posters of 1940-1949

What is a film without its poster? More than just a bit of marketing, posters have evolved into an art form in their own right, showcasing the work of the world’s greatest illustrators and designers with clever concepts, elegant artwork, ...
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