Textless and beautiful

I've always been a fan of the art of the movie poster. Some of my favorites include the old Hitchcock posters from Saul Bass and the cool retro posters from old 80's movies. But what has happened of late? Are the movie posters of this decade becoming... well... boring?

Back in 2013, YouTuber GoodBadFlicks took a look at contemporary movie posters and was like, “Ugh, these are the worst.” I must admit... he’s not wrong! In this look back at the history of movie-marketing artwork, it’s completely apparent that poster art has recently become lazy, boring, and generally awful. Watch the video to see just how dire things have gotten for posters:

As an antidote to this, I present to you this collection of 80 high-resolution film posters from Reddit user Join_You_In_The_Sun that have been stripped of any text as a reminder of how eye catching these posters used to be. Here are a selection of my favourites below:

Alien

Alien

Big Trouble in Little China

Big Trouble in Little China

The Neverending Story

The Neverending Story

The Goonies

The Goonies

Gremlins

Gremlins

Back to the Future

Back to the Future

National Lampoon's Vacation

National Lampoon's Vacation

You can check out the rest of the collection here.

I might have to dust off my minimalist movie poster collection soon...