Ooooh, lookie here! I was looking for an interesting looking poster to feature this week when I came across these at FirstShowing. Man, with every marketing item Focus Features release for this film, my excitement for this just keeps on mounting. I’ve posted the trailer and character posters on this spotlight post a couple of weeks ago, and while I love those darker style comprised of letters and numbers, these minimalistic versions are practically drool-worthy!
Per Creative Review blog, the posters are designed by English fashion designer Paul Smith for charity. These four silk-screened posters come in editions of 50 and are signed by Smith himself. It will be sold for £100 each and all profits are going to the Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres, a cancer caring center based in the UK. Smith collaborated with the film’s director Tomas Alfredson in the early development stages of the movie, offering his insights on 1970s London.
I think these are awesome, definitely it’d catch my eye if I see this on a bus stop or somewhere on the side of the street. It certainly is more playful version than the official posters, but still has that enigmatic sensibility that’s perfect for the film. The reviews have been coming in and so far it’s been stellar. Man, I absolutely can’t wait for this, unfortunately, it won’t open until November 18 here in the US. I’m so jealous of my UK friends who get this one first!
Are you as stoked as I am about this one?