How to Create the Perfect Movie Poster [infographic]

It’s always a treat going to the movies. With prices these days ($11, unreal) – I take my time in picking the movies I just can’t wait until DVD release. When I leave I often walk slowly and check up on upcoming movie posters. Taking a mental note on something I’ll be looking forward to seeing the trailer for. Usually, what grabs my eye is something simple that you really have to look at to see what movie is. (I know, you get it – I’m a big fan of understated).

However, what are best practices for making these posters? Check out this infographic to see what works!

via Adweek

Minimalistic Print Ads

Print is not dead people.

As much as some people want to say it is. Nothing puts a flutter in my tummy more than seeing something done some simply yet so perfectly.

I’m a huge fan of companies that really believe in the “Less is More” approach. One of my favorite groups of ads are from Absolut Vodka. Just a few play on words and they’re brilliant.

Speaking of brilliant. Check out some of these. The Chaplin/Hitler Hat ad is my absolute favorite and I’ve had this one saved since the year it came out. However there are some really wonderful ones below. See the rest after the jump!

26 Brilliant Minimalist Print Ads | Bored Panda.

Rape ad taking it too far?

Drinking has usually had some sort of connection to the reasoning behind rape or accusations of rape. There have been a countless number of cases where women have had too much to drink and have been taken advantage of. This ad was pulled by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Commission.

Their reasoning is that it puts too much responsibility on the victim.

I can see why this would strike a few nerves, but what do you think?

via Adweek

Irresponsible Advertising?

Miu Miu’s recent Advertisement featuring 14 year old Hailee Steinfeld was recently pulled by The Advertising Standards Authority.

They stated that she was seen in an “irresponsible place” – That being, rail road tracks wiping away tears from her eyes (hey, couldn’t it be dust?)

I really.. just have no words.

 

ChapStick is lacking in “fans” for this one!

We’ve all seen the print ads. The shock value, can-they-really-do-that ads. Personally, this one is very low on the “shock value” totum poll of advertisements if you ask me. I’ve seen a lot worse in an Abercrombie & Fitch storefront. ANYWAY I digress, Chapstick released the following picture on their site as well as their Facebook page.

The readers digest version: Blogger talks about how upset she is over this, goes to the Facebook page to complain. ChapStick then starts deleting comment after comment (instead of just deleting the damn picture, wouldn’t that have saved a lot of trouble?) People are livid and the rest is history. They “apologized” and I use that term loosely.

Personally, they should have quit while they were ahead. Now they just have a heck of a lot of angry people. And a lot of people like me, blogging about it. Some may not even dig around in old purses now to find that last big of Cherry Flavor Balm. Way to go guys. (Don’t worry I’m not that bent out of shape enough for that fiasco)

Check out AdFreaks take on it here.

What do we think all? Is this too much for a Lip Balm ad? Or is this my life on a daily basis (no judgement).

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