The Evolution of Great Movie Poster Design In The Last 50 Years

The look of movie posters has changed greatly over the years as trends have come and gone, from the stark silhouette style of Saul Bass’s 1950s designs to the use of photography and dramatic lighting in the 1980s.

The following infographic, courtesy of Company Folders, tracks this evolution by showcasing some of the best movie posters from each decade. Some (like the epic illustration for Star Wars: A New Hope) have become icons of American culture, while others (like the optical illusion-themed artwork for Moon) are underrated gems.

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