Excellent ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Poster is as Fresh as the Trailer

February 21, 2014 7:11 PM

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Excellent ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Poster is as Fresh as the Trailer

Marvel Studios has released the first one-sheet poster for Guardians of the Galaxy, invoking imagery of the pulp sci-fi era with a shot of the titular heroes set against a painted otherworldly vista. The accompanying tagline speaks to the film’s tone, which the poster and trailer both indicate walks the line between pure adventure and absurd comedy, while the rest of the text tells the observer, “Hey, we know you’ve no f***ing idea who these characters are, but we made these other movies you like so just trust us.”

It’s possible I care more about film posters, graphic design and illustration than most people who’d walk past this image in a local cineplex, but I really do believe in the power of a great piece of advertising. Throughout film history, the poster has been — or has meant to be — a graphic summation...

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