Oscar Wilde once said, “consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.” Graphic designer Pete Majarich clearly didn’t heed Wilde’s words, producing 365 movie posters—one a day for an entire year—that present an alternative take on existing ones. Majarich’s “A Movie Poster A Day” project, which he completed in 2016, demonstrated a minimalist approach early on, veering towards the more abstract as the year wore on.
Each work is often a nod to a significant element in the film, whether it be an object or scene. For example, the Australian designer created a poster for The Shining that plays off the hedge maze, while his Inception poster shows a diagram of layers representing the dream-within-a-dream plot. Majarich’s best posters are arguably the simplest ones—like his design for The Godfather, which features a horse with scissors going along a dotted line across its neck. All in all, his minimalist take on conventional film posters is captivating. Peruse a selection of them below with a video of all the posters completed in 2016 at the bottom.
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