Showcase of 46 Superb Movie Posters of 2012

by in Inspiration on 2nd Jul 2012 · Comments

The movie industry is one of the oldest enterprises and it still thrives today. People are still as excited to see movies as they have ever been. Millions still flock to the theaters, some even waiting in line at midnight. To make sure that people are still anticipating and excited to see their upcoming movie, posters have become the most important marketing tool for movie producers and studios.

Movie posters have a lot of features that are comparable to web design. They consist of a combination of different elements made to look visually appealing, which defines a successful poster. We see trends and elements such as minimalism, retro effects, illustration, fonts and vectors. Most posters apply some sort of photo manipulation to add emphasis and be more attractive to the audience.

Superb Movie Posters of 2012

These movie posters are a teaser to what the movie is about. Even if the movie is bad, movie posters can effect whether people want to go watch the movie, since the audience are only judging the movie based on the poster. The year 2012 has been filled with superb posters for movies that have been released and those that are still to be released such as The Hobbit, MIB 3 etc.

I have compiled a list of some of the best and most creative movie posters in 2012 from around the world. That's correct, from around the world. I believe that film industries other than Hollywood also bring amazing and creative movie posters. The compilation consists of movie posters from diverse locations such as North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Superb Movie Posters of 2012

Superb Movie Posters of 2012

Men in Black 3

Men in Black 3

The Amazing Spiderman

The Amazing Spiderman

Friends: Naki of Monster Island

Friends: Naki of Monster Island

Kamen

Kamen

John Carter

John Carter

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Apartment 1303

Apartment 1303

Madagascar 3

Madagascar 3

The Words

The Words

De Panzazo

De Panzazo

Soldier

Soldier

Troll Hunter

Troll Hunter

The Devil Inside

The Devil Inside

Red Tails

Red Tails

Rowdy Rathore

Rowdy Rathore

Arrugas

Arrugas

The Raid

The Raid

Brave

Brave

Ted

Ted

Promethus

Promethus

The Dictator

The Dictator

Pray for Japan

Pray for Japan

Ghost Rider: Vengeance

Ghost Rider: Vengeance

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

To the Arctic

To the Arctic

Aux Yeux De Tous

Aux Yeux De Tous

Journey 2

Journey 2

Wrath of the Titans

Wrath of the Titans

The Raven

The Raven

30 Beats

30 Beats

The Avengers

The Avengers

I am Bruce Lee

I am Bruce Lee

Hard Boiled Sweets

Hard Boiled Sweets

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

Piranha 3DD

Piranha 3DD

Ice Age 4

Ice Age 4

The Odds

The Odds

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises

The Road

The Road

Fin

Fin

Robo-G

Robo-G

The Lorax

The Lorax

The Theatre Bizarre

The Theatre Bizarre

How I Became an Elephant

How I Became an Elephant

Battleship

Battleship

Big Miracle

Big Miracle

Conclusion

As you can see from this collection, it includes a variety of posters from all over the world. I believe not all inspiration has to come from "good and happy" things. I included dark posters such as a child pointing a gun because it gives a dark message that makes the poster stand out because of its ability to automatically draw attention towards the poster which is the main purpose of movie posters. Movie posters are supposed to draw the attention of the audience and leave a lasting impression so people remember what the movie is.

These are simply the best movie posters of 2012 due to their creativity, uniqueness and messages they convey. Please feel free to share your favorite ones in the comments below.

Carol is a blogger and Photoshop enthusiast. She enjoys surfing the net in search of outstanding art, design and photography, and enjoys nothing better than sharing her discoveries through article writing.