A movie poster plays an important role in movie marketing. Sometimes, all it takes is a mesmerizing photo, the right mix of colors, and an attention-worthy font to grab our attention and pique our interest in the movie. As such, movie posters are an art form in itself.
It’s no wonder then, that movie posters are as iconic as movies they promote and can fetch quite a price. In addition to that, movie poster redesigns are quite common among designers as each of us wants to give our own take on the movie.
A popular way to redesign movie posters is through the use of pictograms. Pictorial symbols that represent a word or a phrase are the earliest known form of writing are used to tell the story of the movie, resulting in fascinating and creative designs.
If you’re working on a movie poster design or if you’re interested in pushing the limits of your creativity, you’re in the right place. In this roundup, we’re featuring the best creative pictogram recreations of popular movie posters.
You’ll find pictogram posters for iconic movies such as Pulp Fiction, Jaws, Magnolia, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and many more. The best part about these recreations is that they immediately give you a strong sense of the story so it’s easy to recognize which movie they represent even if you’ve only heard of them and not watched them.
Check out the full collection below and use them as an inspiration then feel free to get creative and put your own spin on it.
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Leaving Las Vegas
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
There Will Be Blood
Up In the Air