Movie Poster of the Week: "Moon"

Adrian Curry

What is it with circles? Three of the best new movie posters of 2009—The Girlfriend Experience, The Limits of Control and now Moon—are awash with them. For Moon it makes perfect graphic sense. Directed by Duncan Jones (the artist formerly known as Zowie Bowie), Moon, which opens today, sounds like a cross between Silent Running and 2001: a film about intense solitude in space. The poster was designed by, or adapted from a design by, Britain’s All City Media, whose alternative designs are all equally strong (I especially like the title treatment and credit block on the earlier version of their concentric circle design below). And their final poster, I suspect, pays homage to the superb Polish one-sheet for the grandaddy of space discombobulation flicks: Solaris.


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