Superminimalist movie posters

You may be fond of creating minimalist movie posters, which cleverly boil down a whole production to a single distinctive, cinematic motif. I'm afraid Slacktory's Jed Stoneham has you all conclusively beaten.


  1. Hmmmm.  I must lack imagination because any allusion to a movie (IE: Avatar) has been minimalized right out of this poster for me.   I, uh, just see a blue rectangle. 

  2. I think Raiders and Laurence of Arabia would be funnier if they were the same color. (Altho maybe he’s right: Raiders’ is the color of pyramids/temple structure, Laurence’s is color of sand.)

  3. I’d call these movie posters ‘trolling’ – I mean, this isn’t minimalist, these posters don’t have minimal content, they have no content.

    1. And no, a color isn’t content. Unless you’re already familiar with the movies in question, these posters convey no information.

      1. If you’ve seen other minimalist posters, ones which have actual design, you’ll discover that unless you’ve seen or are familiar with the film the posters don’t convey any information there either.

        That’s the joke. To a person who hasn’t seen these films, they convey as much information about the film as most minimalist movie posters on the internet do (though some are better than others and are sometimes very good).

    2.  And yet, I’m positive something very much the same can be found in a good many “art” galleries, with price tags of several thousand dollars close by.

  4.  It’s obviously just a frame from Derek Jarman’s Blue, only in portrait rather than landscape format. As the film was 79 minutes long there were 113,760 such frames, but I am not sure which one the poster “designer” lifted.

    1. Jarman was my first thought, as well. In fact, I have a copy of the VHS release — a former rental purchased from an undeniably twisted video store — and as best I can recall [it’s currently in storage], the box art looks suspiciously like Stoneham’s design. Or vice-versa, I mean.

  5. Aww come on guys, as satire this is kind of hilarious. Not the most clever thing, but an appropriate riff on the concept.

  6. Nope. Pink one isn’t “Fight Club.” It’s “Lost In Translation.” Everyone knows that. Yellow one isn’t “Kill Bill.” It’s “The Life Aquatic.”   psshh…ARTISTS.

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