A Star Wars poster designed by Olly Moss for Mondo. It’s pretty great. I’d hang it in my dorm room, at least, if I were in some sort of situation that required me to live in a dorm. But: I’ve been seeing many blogs mention this poster and praising the “unique and clever vision” Moss brings to the design while lamenting the blandness of modern movie posters.
It’s pretty easy to make unique and clever movie posters when the films are thirty years old and contain instantly recognizable images. As beautiful as this is, there’s no way a poster in the same vein would work for an emerging intellectual property. What is this movie about? A robot with two different color eyes? Maybe he’s wearing 3D glasses and has little people living inside his chest? If I hadn’t grown up watching Star Wars I would have no idea. This says nothing about the film other than “we hired a really good illustrator to do the posters.” Don’t blame modern film posters for wanting to attract an audience.
This has been your host Cranky Joe McStressblog bringing you yet another installment of What Really Grinds My Gears. Sorry.