Five alternative and minimal movie poster designs

I know alternative movie posters have been done to death but, I thought I’d still throw my cap in the ring. Why? Why not.

You can say, oh that’s a neat idea and do nothing yourself or you can get off your arse and join in. I decided to fight procrastination, get off my arse and do a few alternative posters myself.

Believe me, my friends, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in Photoshop.

Five alternative and minimal movie poster designs

The film posters that I have re-worked are true modern classics. In no particular order they are

  1. The Big Lebowski
  2. The Matrix
  3. Trainspotting
  4. Blade Runner
  5. Reservoir Dogs

The Big Lebowski movie poster design

I was going to have a speech bubble saying “shut the fuck up donnie!” but I removed it at the last minute and put in the rug.

You can tell its a rug right? This got me trying white russians, nice, real smooth (shut the fuck up simon).

The big lebowsk poster

The Dude, the big lebowski

The Matrix design

Drew the hands very rough to give it a Hitchcock feel, should have done the same for the pills in the hands. I still love this film, even after all the shit remakes. There I said it, the other matrix films, well they are not a patch on the original.

It’s the not knowing, what’s going to happen? what’s it all about? Once you know, well, the rabbit is out of the hat and you can’t put it back.

So no more matrix films please, it’s done. It’s finished.

The matrix

The matrix movie poster

Trainspotting design

Trainspotting, I read the book before, way before I saw the film. Irvine Welsh, one of my all time favorite authors.

Trainspotting one of those books you just can’t put down, and it’s better than the film (shut the fuck up…). The film is very good, Danny Boyle did a superb job – and the soundtrack is amazing.

In this poster design the needles are trains (as in trainspotting) on train tracks and you are watching them through bi nock you lars!

Trainspotting

Trainspotting

Blade runner design

Ridley Scott – genius. End of.

For this design I kind of took a literal take on it. A blade with a runner on it, not rocked science I know, but I thought the addition of the the falling man and Terrell building in the background redeems my lack of grey matter.

Blade runner movie poster

Blade runner movie poster

That’s you lot for now, I want to do more, when I get time, thinking Django unchained would make a really cool alternative movie poster.

Let me know your thoughts and please feel free to leave comments.

That is all.

Comments:
  • Laurence

    Dude…this alternate ones look amazing….anyway you can put these on your etsy page so I can buy one?

    June 15, 2013 at 12:51 am
  • Marcel Dahmen

    Hallo Simon,
    is it possible to buy the Blade Runner and the Big lebowski as a poster or download? Beautiful work.
    Best
    Marcel

    October 12, 2013 at 7:53 am