We absolutely love creativity here at Print Express – but one thing we also love are films. Every so often, I like to combine these two loves by checking out movie posters in order to give myself a burst of inspiration (and of course, we get to print a lot of posters) – and one thing that I’ve often noticed is that the fan-made movie posters are often more interesting and fun than the official ones. Of course, there are examples of creativity in the official movie posters – hiding The Guardian’s low two star review on the poster for Legend springs to mind – but fan-made posters are usually made without having to appeal to anyone else, or have client approval, and without having to fulfil the ultimate goal of selling cinema tickets and so the designer can take bold, brave risks. This can, of course, result in some misses, but from time to time it can result in a really imaginative and incredible piece of art.
I’ve brought together a collection of some of my favourite fan-made movie poster discoveries, in the hope that it gives you some ideas that you can adapt to your own artwork. Maybe it’ll even get you excited about trying your hand at your own movie poster designs for your favourite films (and if it does, I’d love to see what you come up with in the comments at the end of this post). But for now, here are some of my favourite examples of movie poster design for you to enjoy.
So there you have it – our roundup of creative, imaginative and inventive fan-made movie posters. Have you created a film poster that you’d like us to share? Or do you know of any others that would be a perfect fit for this post? We’d love to hear what you have to say in the comments below!