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Posters as Universal Archetypes

With a twist on graphic novel adaptation, here’s a novel slant on graphic adaptation. Reduced to international symbols of coolness, it’s minimalist design intoxicated with the distilled spirits of vintage movie essence. Two more favorites after the cut, and a few more at the source, omgposters. There’s a video making rounds this week that approaches the same challenge with an animated chain of Saul Bass-inspired iconography. 35 Movies in 2 Minutes. How many can you identify?

(click either of these poster pairs to enlarge)

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