EDITORIAL- 28/5/2009: FILM FESTIVAL POSTERS SUCK – PART 2
Last week’s editorial critical of film festival poster designs has drawn a
few responses: the first one came from the New Zealand International Film
Festival, who sent us a copy of their 2009 poster, which they reckon is pretty
good. So do we ... but there are plenty out there which are not pretty, or good.
Here are a few more.
The New Zealand International Film Festival which runs in Wellington from July
17 will travel around the country finishing in Whangarei in November. Until now
each region has been promoted with the region’s name despite sharing a common
programme and artwork since 2002. This year’s logo and poster artwork, developed
by Wellington design company Ocean Design, reflects the theme of a travelling
event. “Ocean have done an outstanding job refreshing the logo with the Festival
taking the form of a luxury express train moving through a distinctively Kiwi
townscape. Cinema has that ability to transport us to other places and times and
this year’s logo is all about trains, boats and planes,” says Festival Director
Responding to last week’s Editorial, Barbara Carseldine wrote: “Congratulations
on the editorial about festival posters. I had a good laugh. It's such a relief
to realise I'm not the only one who finds them incomprehensible.”
“Excellent article,” wrote Jo Smith.
Here are a few samples of other posters from festivals that must have been
approved unseen by the committees in charge, and which do little to entice
audiences to attend:
New York: recycled from the dried flower arrangement show; Tacoma: Dr Frankenstein eat your heart out
London: all the films fell off the back of a bus; San Francisco: Film Me to the Moon
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