Nowadays, the trend in movie posters seems to be “more, more, more:” more characters, more color, more explosions and scantily-clad heroines, more activity, even, thanks to a rash of motion posters. But there’s one group who’s going the other way with things, stripping classic movie posters down to their most singular elements.
In a gallery hosted by Wired, a Spanish graphic design firm called Atipo has produced a series of minimalist posters to 13 of cinema’s most notable films. The thing is, here they’re almost unrecognizable. Each poster is made of a single piece of card stock that has been colored, altered, or mangled to represent the film in question. Some are easier than others, but all are a fascinating way to wile away some free minutes pondering and marveling over.