There were tons of great films of all genres that released last year, but let’s not forget about the movie posters. Being the designer that I am, I have a tremendous appreciation of all the artwork and advertisements that we see promoting the movies we love. In no particular order, these are our favorite movie posters of 2014.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
I was really impressed by the poster campaign for the latest Captain America movie. This particular piece is somewhat minimal, but tells you everything you need to know about the film. You have striking image the Captain in a deep contemplating pose wit the divine light shining on him and the Whitehouse in the background indicating some of the political themes of the movie. The one-sheet featuring the winter soldier was also one of my favorites.
This one was a limited edition poster released by Mondo. The illustration was superb and Rocket looked sufficiently bad ass. All the angles also gave this action shot the movement it needed.
Being pretty much a walking tree, Groot was a very peaceful and subdued yet dominating character. This Mondo-released poster captured that perfectly. Only 50 were produced.
Rocket and Groot
Rocket and Groot were two of my favorite characters from last summer’s batch of comic book movies. I loved their whole campaign; from the trailers to the posters, even the soundtrack. This was my favorite from the posters that were released.
Sin City: Dame to Kill For
This one caused a bit more controversy than your typical comic book movie poster. It was all due to Eve Green sexiness, which I don’t mind at all and didn’t mind in the film either. This was the perfect poster for an underrated movie.
The Amazing Spider-man 2
I liked a lot of things about the latest Spider-man outing. In fact, I think I liked it more than most people. The posters were all pretty nice too. Much like the film, they were all bright and high-energy. This one does a great job of showing what the main villain is capable of.
Wow I love the Japanese pin-up style of their work. This is my favorite scene from Tarrantino’s most memorable flick. It had to make the list. Its not based off of a comic book property, but one could argue that the Bride was a superhero … kind of. Only 520 of these were released by Mondo.
For the new Godzilla Film, a series of asian art-inspired posters were created. The standard set was very nice, but these were perfect given the history of the film franchise. Even though Godzilla wasn’t a superhero movie, I had to add this one to the list.
Poster frame mockups by Blue Monkey Lab
Street billboard mockup by Graphic Burger