Superminimalist movie posters

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  1. Are you sure that’s the poster for Avatar, and not the Smurfs?

  2. Shibi_SF says:

    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. 

  3. drukqs says:

    I applaud this valiant effort at being clever and funny.

  4. Petzl says:

    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.)

  5. Bill Yohpe says:

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  6. Stooge says:

    It’s the same as the poster for “The Windows Movie”!

  7. Senor Schaffer says:

    Meh.

  8. signsofrain says:

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

    • signsofrain says:

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

      • penguinchris says:

        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).

    • Jorpho says:

       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.

    • Nick says:

      Yep! The posters are literally a joke. (I edit Slacktory; we’re a comedy site.)

  9. Mark Neumayer says:

    Minimal poster or minimal humor?

  10. irksome says:

    “Pantone: The Movie”

  11. Henry Pootel says:

    Reduce it to one pixel then you’re talking

  12. Lady Sings the Blues
    My Blue Heaven
    Blue Velvet
    Deep Blue Sea
    The Blue Lagoon

    I could go on, but basically, the designer blue it.

  13. Narmitaj says:

     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.

    • Mazoola says:

      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.

  14. Mark Conahan says:

    The label type and the frames are kind of kitschy.

  15. surreality says:

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

  16. Bill Hart says:

    not v. minimal

  17. Andrew S. says:

    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.

  18. Bryn says:

    Reminds me of  a MOVIEBARCODE. A cool site that “compresses” an entire film to a coloured barcode.
    http://moviebarcode.tumblr.com/

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