Amy’s Ten Highlights of 2010 Movie Posters

3. I Am Love

Love that the poster, by The Refinery Creative, with the original Italian title Io Sono l’Amore also has the English title in beautiful lettering all over the place covering everyone’s face but goes behind the fabulous Tilda Swinton.

I really thought I Am Love was kind of pretentious telenovela melodrama, though. However, it was wonderful to see Swinton speaking Italian… a bit unnatural. Does anyone know how her Russian was?

2. Rabbit Hole

When the first poster for Rabbit Hole came out, I felt it was really well made… sad, but at the same time quite light with all that open space. However, when this poster, done by Ignition Print… again LOL, with the photo divides came out, the concept was striking. Especially considering the film, it really ties in with the concept of the “rabbit hole” dealt with in the story.

It also has a better tagline than the kinda cheesy “Love will get you through.” of that first poster. xD

1. Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

Finally, my fave of the bunch of course is the poster for the documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work because… come on! Look at that gorgeous typographic goodness! And I hate pink! You wouldn’t know because there’s so much hot pink on the sites, but I love the vibrancy of pink in design. And it’s also by Kellerhouse, Inc.

Love that simple illustration of Joan’s face, and how the titles and credits seem to be bubble text coming out of her mouth. It would certainly catch my eye in the busiest theater.

So what did you think the best posters are? It seems Ignition Print has a lot of entries — from the striking posters for Rabbit Hole, to Scott Pilgrim, all the way to the Inception posters, and From Paris with Love. They’ve got such a broad variety of films…


YAM Magazine editor, photographer, blogger, translator and part-time web designer. Film junkie, music junkie… and lately series (a.k.a. TV) junkie.

8 Responses

  1. Joelburman says:

    I like the one for the athlete!

    • Amy says:

      I love those too, it's so rare that a docu gets to do a set of posters! Mainly because the producers go on and tell you they don't have a budget. I wonder if the designers did all those posters for the price of one poster… or if they had a complete budget they could use for them…

      Definitely wanna catch a copy of Athlete and Prince of Broadway.

  2. I liked some of the unused UK poster ideas for I AM LOVE. Especially the last one:

    • Amy says:

      Love that one too… but they strike me more as wallpaper formats instead of posters. Whatever I could think of I Am Love, it had beautiful shots, and lovely soundtrack xD going with all that melodrama.

      • Do you mean the literal shape of the posters? That's standard in the UK.

        I really liked I AM LOVE. I think if I saw it again it could make my Top 10. Maybe I should sit down and watch it one more time just for that reason. I don't know though. I"m kind of tired of thinking about my Top 10. I should just do it and get it over with.

        • Amy says:

          Oh, really? wasn't aware that posters in the UK were that format.

          I've been postponing my Top10 too… I keep thinking I'm missing films xD but no way I'm going to watch all that I'm missing in these two days… I feel like I've seen too many not-so-good films this year. xD

          • Yes, I don't know if all posters in the UK are "quads" like that, but it is pretty routine.

            I finally just gave in and hammered out my top 10. There are many movies I missed, but whatever. You can't see everything. 160 movies is a relatively good sample I think.

            I'll probably post it tomorrow being the 31st and all.

  3. cynthia says:

    Great selection! I really love number 1, 2, 5 and 7. Gorgeous list.

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