…and they're great!
EDGAR WRIGHT GETS THE INDIE MINIMALIST POSTER TREATMENT
Agreed, I think that style is ok but i don't want to see every single thing done in that way.
Weird that this set is the one that crosses the line. I agree the overall palette could be more varied, but there's some real thought put into them. I like how you have visual and thematic unity with the three feature-films of the protagonists going up against a clearly defined, broad-scale threat- be it a zombie hoard, an entire town, or a league of exes. Then the additional touch of the non-features standing out via the centralized buildings works for me too. More color variation would have been good, but Wright and his films lends themselves to the style.
I dunno if it's a case of "crossing the line," I still ADORE the style when it's done properly. And these posters are fine and well-made. But when you look at a dude like Abraheem Youssef, and see what he did, for, say, Inception, it's obvious his primary goal was "how do I represent the film with the technique", not "how do I represent the technique with the film," which is what I get from these. Don't hate 'em, though.
Never really liked his stuff actually! Thought the Inception poster didn't really work. The concept is very nice, but I don't find it visually pleasing in the slightest. His Lebowski poster is also kind of antithetical to what I like about this kind of art.
I agree with about half the comments. These aren't in the slightest bit creative. They use typical design techniques to death and very little thought was put into portraying the topics. They all utilize very basic design; the worst offender being symmetry. There is absolutely nothing dynamic about these posters. From a compositional standpoint this person would have gotten an "F" in any art class.
As far as communicating a message and demonstrating just what the movies/shows are about? Not really. If you asked my grandmother what half of these movies were about based on these posters, they would have no idea.
Granted, she might not be able do the same for all of Abraheem Youssef or Olly Moss posters, but she would be able to appreciate how dynamic their designs are. Put one of these next to a Moss or Youssef poster and you would immediately see which are pro and which are high school level designs.