Great Posters for The Spirit Designed by Art Students
by Alex Billington
December 23, 2008
Besides any reviews, this is the very last time we'll mention The Spirit, I promise. It's just hard not to continue mentioning it when so many great images keep popping up. At one point, Lionsgate put out an offer to art students around the world to design various posters and marketing materials for the film (you can see one that students from Washington DC's Art Institute came up with here). From the Istituto Europeo di Design today comes a huge batch of beautiful artistic posters for the film. And because these kick the ass of all the film's real posters, I can't help but feature just a few of my favorites below.
The Spirit is both written and directed by legendary comic book author Frank Miller, who previously worked with Robert Rodriguez to direct segments of Sin City. The film is based Will Eisner's newspaper comic strip of the same name that originally debuted in 1940. Lionsgate pushed up its initial release from January next year to this December. The Spirit will now hit theaters everywhere on December 25th, Christmas Day.
Reader Feedback - 11 Comments
Truth that I don't like anyone of them, sorry ! Non of them will be on my wall !
kill the Batman on Dec 23, 2008
Click on one of the picks, it takes you to a whole other selection. I like where they're going, but some of them are pretty 'meh'. I'd say my fav would have to be where the buildings make up The Spirit's silhouette, having empire state being his tie.
Nick Sears on Dec 23, 2008
They're all amazing
DCompose on Dec 23, 2008
Scott McHenry on Dec 23, 2008
I kind of like the bottom two, esp. the one on the right, but none of them are that special.
Ryan on Dec 23, 2008
Do you realy will put one of these posters on your wall ?
Kill the Batman on Dec 23, 2008
I like all of them! Typographer! 😀
SillySil on Dec 23, 2008
Yeah, but these posters would have misled me into thinking that the movie would actually look, you know, good. They do remind me of the "This city protected by The Spirit" signs that a lot of shops in downtown San Diego had in their windows during Comic-Con. Those were pretty cool looking, and actually started getting me excited for the movie. Oh how things change...
Lady Aerin on Dec 24, 2008
i like the style of most of the posters. nice effort if anything. they're more than what i can do.
crAziemutant on Dec 24, 2008
Gotta love these posters. I'm a Spirit fan!
Cole on Dec 25, 2008
yeah, they're cool! Of the four, I really like the 2nd one on the top, and the 1st one on the bottom 🙂
Susana on Dec 25, 2008
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