Awesome Saul Bass Style Burn After Reading Poster!

June 17, 2008
Source: Cinematical

Awesome Saul Bass Style Burn After Reading Poster!

The moment we debuted the trailer for the Coen Brother's Burn After Reading, I knew it would be something unique. Now they've gone and designed one of the best posters you'll see all year. Cinematical has exclusively debuted the first poster for Burn After Reading and it's quite amazing. In case you notice it looks familiar, that's because it's a throwback to the designs of Saul Bass, who created some of the most memorable posters for movies like Hitchcock's Vertigo and North by Northwest, Otto Preminger's Anatomy of a Murder and Bunny Lake is Missing, Robert Wise's West Side Story, and so on. If you really want to see one of the best poster designs all year, then make sure you check out this one.

Burn After Reading Poster

If you're curious to check out a few of Saul Bass' other posters, we've put together a couple of examples below. You can see a good collection of them here. All of these designs are quite wonderful and it's great to see Burn After Reading going back to this style with their poster. Does this poster make you more excited for Burn After Reading?

VertigoAnatomy of a MurderThe Man With the Golden ArmWest Side Story

Burn After Reading is both written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, the directing duo behind Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and most recently the Oscar winning No Country for Old Men. After debuting at the Venice International Film Festival, Focus Features will be releasing the film domestically in the US. Burn After Reading arrives in theaters on September 12th.

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looks like a boring book cover.

twispious on Jun 17, 2008



Dylan on Jun 17, 2008


Hate it tbh.

Saif on Jun 17, 2008


Great throwback, vintage posters rock

Nick on Jun 17, 2008


Brilliant poster. Very eye-catching.

RP on Jun 18, 2008


pretty cool

thejugfather on Jun 18, 2008


Nice to see something that isn't Photoshopped to death.

jason_md2020 on Jun 18, 2008


Love the vintage.

Flavio on Jun 18, 2008


Cool but already seen it with BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD.

Ryan on Jun 18, 2008


The poster is great, but it doesn't attract me to the film Coen's do.

Ashmaster on Jun 18, 2008


The only thing the Coens could do to win me back after the big letdown of No Country is a sequel to the brilliant Big Lebowski 🙂

avoidz on Jun 19, 2008


This poster is like a rip off from Robert De Nero starring Mean Street.

mztv on Aug 11, 2008


Only a complete idiot would say No Country is his reason for his lack of faith in the Coen Bros.

avoidzanidiot on Aug 13, 2008

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