Today’s movie posters tend to be just as overdone with effects and Photoshop work as their big screen counterparts are in the green screen and CGI departments. Spanish design studio Atipo decided to go the complete opposite route with its Papeles de cine (“papers for character”) promotional campaign for a print studio Minke. They created minimalist paper art posters for some of the most iconic films that will make you want to rewatch all the classics again.
As highlighted in the video above, each poster in the 14-piece box collection is constructed by hand. All it took the design studio to flawlessly bring out the context of each individual film to enable instant recognition was a burn, a rip, some crumpling or a color selection. Though these posters are clean and simple in design (especially compared to a majority of today’s posters), they’re all rich in symbolism, illustrating that sometimes less is more.
Fahrenheit 451: This one took some photography skills too.
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner: A gorgeous poster-sized invite worthy of the couple featured in this film.
Bonnie and Clyde: This paper target poster looks like it was gunned down by the infamous duo.
The Man Who Would be King: This crown poster perfectly fits the film, just like it fit the royalty in it.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Like the title character, the movie poster goes from wrinkled to smooth (a la old man to young).
Jaws: Only a piece of paper was harmed in the making of this great blue poster.
Frankenstein: The poster is the result of an experiment with two types of paper stitched together, exactly the same way the iconic monster was created.
Alien: This poster brings back all the feels of Sigourney Weaver’s iconic scene.
Edward Scissorhands: This looks like the result of the man with scissors as hands not being able to hold the paper, bringing back memories of his not being able to hold Kim.
Dracula: Grab some garlic, because this vampire poster looks ready for blood.
To see the entire collection, visit Atipo’s website.
Which minimalist paper art poster is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.
(h/t My Modern Met)