Thursday, December 24, 2015

04 Bizarre Album Covers from Cage the Elephant

On the year 2006, American rock band Cage the Elephant was originally formed in Kentucky. First album by the band named 'Cage the Elephant' was released on 2008 and achieved success. The band is famous for it's own rock-funk genre of music. All four of the albums have different approaches to music. In 2015 Cage the Elephant was nominated at Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album. This December 18, band released their fourth album named Tell Me I'm Pretty. The Poster World presents to you all 04 of the album covers from the discography of Cage the Elephant.

1. Cage the Elephant (2009)
Copyright- RCA/Jive
This debut album by Cage the Elephant was named on the band's title. They chose an unusual artwork for the cover. The use of color and font is also quite atypical. Bit dark and surreal!

TPW Rating- 3.5/5   

2. Thank You, Happy Birthday (2011)
Copyright- Jive
Another unfamiliar and weird album artwork. Though it looks a childish illustration but it actually is quite interesting. Album name on the below with correction makes this cover really funny.

TPW Rating- 3.5/5

3. Melophobia (2013)
Copyright- RCA
Designed by prominent graphic illustrator R Clint Colburn, this third album cover from the band really is a change of idea from the previous albums. Colburn prepared few shapes and chose one from them. The shape was placed on a monochrome and photographed with a striped background. The facial color of the shaped figure gives us an impression of previous artworks by Cage the Elephant.   

TPW Rating- 5/5

4. Tell Me I'm Pretty (2015)  
Copyright- Easy Eye Sound
Band vocal Matt Shultz & designer Meghan Foley prepared the artwork of this newly released album. Expression of the lady on the front of the cover actually steals the show. There are presence of certain depression and unearthly look on the face. Really odd and eccentric!

TPW Rating- 5/5

Monday, December 21, 2015

04 Cool Poster Design from Sofia Coppola Films

Sofia Coppola is one of the most established female film directors of present time. She won Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay for the critically acclaimed film Lost in Translation in 2013. She is daughter of master director Francis Ford Coppola. Tough she started her career as an actress but ended up as a stylist and creative film director. On 4th December, she released her latest film named on great Bill Murray, A Very Murray Christmas, exclusively on Netflix. On this occasion The Poster World brings to you 04 of the best posters from Sofia Coppola's filmography.

1. The Virgin Suicides (1999)
[Copyright- American Zoetrope, Muse Productions, Eternity Pictures]

Cover of the first film by Coppola is as stylistic as her film. Frames of different width and distance we see on the middle of the cover are actually the way Coppola visualizes films. Fonts and background colors are very well matched. Subtle and beautiful!

TPW Rating- 4/5

2. Lost in Translation (2003)
[Copyright- American Zoetrope, Tohokushinsha Films]
Our favorite Bill Murray on the poster! You can not deny the presence of Bill Murray itself a huge plus point for the design. Look at the Tokyo city behind him, look at the texture of the hotel room. A very good composition as a whole and look Murray is gazing straight to camera. Simplistic and joyful!

TPW Rating- 5/5

3. Somewhere (2010)

[Copyright- Pathe, Medusa Film, Tohokushinsha Films, American Zoetrope]
A father-daughter story told by this single poster quite easily. If you've got the synopsis of the movie you would easily communicate with it. A posh hotel along with a beautiful green garden is present on the poster. Look at the contrast of font colors with the green. Cool and calm design!

TPW Rating- 3.5/5
4. The Bling Ring (2013)
[Copyright- American Zoetrope, NALA Films]
Poster of this film is very teen-like, as it actually depicts the storyline of the film. Look at the dress up, the cheesy fonts and urban scenery behind. These are actually carrying the idea of a teen based movie for all. Again a stylish poster by Coppola!

TPW Rating- 3.5/5 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

04 Great Posters from Quentin Tarantino Films

Quentin Tarantino has been one of the greatest film directors of all time. He is a master maker and an inspirational figure to this generation. He reached the peak of cinematic excellence from being a video store clerk with crazy knowledge about the history of cinema. His films like Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and two volumes of Kill Bill instantly influenced the pop culture of our times. Posters of Tarantino films been a big part of that influence. Tarantino is releasing his eighth film 'The Hateful Eight' on this Christmas, which also had some very good posters. 

On the occasion of Tarantino's new release The Poster World brings to you four of the best posters from Quentin Tarantino films.

1. Pulp Fiction (1994)
Copyright- Miramax
Pulp Fiction created a cultural phenomena at the time of it's release and still regarded as one of the pop culture icon of our times. Poster of this film been highly discussed for a last two decades. Many interpretations and explanations given. But in truth this poster is a sheer classic. It can not get better than this. This is highly inspired by Film Noir as Uma Thurman is lying in low light with a seductive femme-fatale style, her hand is on a cigarette and a gun is in front of her. Look at the poster paper, it looks damaged; fonts are pulpy and everything about the background color is bit cheap. A stylistic masterwork!

TPW Rating- 5/5

2. Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)
Copyright- Miramax
This is a simple cover compared to Pulp Fiction. Background covered by deep yellow, obviously similar to the costume Thurman is wearing. A samurai sword covering almost half of the poster and it tells where this all is going. Fonts of the poster are also cool.

TPW Rating- 4.5/5
3. Death Proof (2007)
Copyright- Dimension Films
Through his filmography Tarantino has always given some kind of homage to particular film or film genres. Death Proof was a homage to the 70s' films on car chasing and exploitation. It released with another film, directed by Robert Rodriguez, named Planet Terror. But this poster came out solo. Poster's color has a 60s' or 70s' look. Fonts and figures also have same characteristics.Classic example of a classic film poster!

TPW Rating- 5/5 
4. Inglorious Basterds (2009)
Copyright- The Weinstein Company and Universal Picture
Nazi killing basterds are back! First of all this is not the main poster of the film. This poster only depict Brad Pitt standing on the dead bodies of multiple Nazi soldiers. The idea seems brutal but this is what Tarantino is all about. He is the guy who can make violence aesthetically awesome. Fonts are also quite cool.

TPW Rating- 4.5/5

Sunday, December 6, 2015

07 Surreal Album Covers from Coldplay

Top British rock band Coldplay was formed in 1996 with it's lead vocalist Chris Martin and guitarist Jonny Buckland. Through the University years, both of them been busy organizing the band. Name of the band changed twice. At the very beginning the band's name was Pectoralz. Later it became Starfish and finally named as Coldplay.   

Coldplay is a commercially and critically successful band. They have topped charts from their launching album. The band achieved many music awards including Brit Awards and MTV Video Music Awards. They are also engaged in many social organizations like Oxfam and Amnesty.    

1. Parachutes (2000)
Copyright- Parlophone
This commercially successful debut album by Coldplay had a photograph of globe as cover. Globe that was bought from retailer shop WHSmith. The picture was taken on a disposable Kodak camera. With a dark background this lighting globe looks weirdly beautiful.

TPW Rating- 4/5

2. A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002)
Copyright- Parlophone
If you haven't seen it before you should know that this cover art got a cult fame. The whole idea was arranged by Sølve Sundsbø, a Norwegian photographer. Vocal Chris Martin saw a photograph by Sundsbø on a music based magazine named Dazed & Confused at first. Then Martin wanted the permission of Sundsbø to use the photograph for using it as cover of this album. Sundsbø gave the permission and had a rework with the cover as all band members' head were scanned. The cover was chosen by Royal Mail for postage stamp, for set of the 'Classic Album Cover'.   

TPW Rating- 5/5
3. X&Y (2005)
Copyright- Capitol, Parlophone
Mark Tappin and Simon Gofton, the celebrated graphic designers done the artwork for X&Y. The image we see as cover of the album is nothing but a graphical interpretation of Baudot Code, which is a form of telegraphic communication using 1 and 0. Cool colors were used on fonts and image.

TPW Rating- 4/5  

4. Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008)
Copyright- Capitol, Parlophone
Again a surprising artwork by Coldplay. This piece of cover was designed by one of the ex-collaborators, Tappin Gofton and Coldplay. It took a long time to finish the cover as it was developed from different sketches and paintings. The title itself looks like part of the painting and really creates a rebellious scenario.

TPW Rating- 4.5/5

5. Mylo Xyloto (2011)
Copyright- Capitol, Parlophone
Another exotic design from Coldplay! The cover was highly inspired by graffiti works. The bad had an extensive research and homework on graffiti design, and they even were in search for a graffiti teacher who could teach them about this specific art medium. There is a sharp contrast in color between this cover and the previous one of Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. This cover uses more of a raw and exciting colors. Fonts are great too!

TPW Rating- 4.5/5   

6. Ghost Stories (2014)
Copyright- Atlantic, Parlophone
This cover by Coldplay is bit simplistic than the previous ones. Subject of the cover is extraordinary! A pair of wings (of angel's most probably) were used in front of the widespread sea and sky full of stars. Artwork was well executed by Czeck artist Mila Furstova. This album is full of arts and sketches by this great artist.

TPW Rating- 5/5 

7. A Head Full of Dreams (2015)
Copyright- Atlantic, Parlophone
The marketing for this album was really creative as the central geometric pattern of the cover (named as Flower of life) was all where on the London Underground. It had a tiny note- December 4. You get it right. It's the release date of the album. Cover has a surreal feel and used rich colors.

TPW Rating- 4.5/5  

Monday, November 23, 2015

Top 04 Posters from Tom Hooper Films

Academy award winner director Tom Hooper is coming with his new film The Danish Girl (2015) this coming Friday, 27th November 2015. At the age of 12, Hooper decided to become a film director after he got in touch with a book on film and television. After two years Hooper made a film named Bomber Jacket, which got Runner-up on BBC Younger Filmmakers' Competition. Since that time Hooper never had to look back at his career. He made several Television productions and five feature length films.

From the illustrious career of Tom Hooper, The Poster World brings to you four of the best theatrical posters. There are some definite big names among those and let's see how can we rate those films' posters.

1. The Damned United (2009)
Copyright- BBC Films, Left Bank Pictures, Screen Yorkshire

This film is about the great English football manager Brian Clough, who had a glorious career with average football teams. This 2009 sports drama Michael Sheen on the lead and he himself was on the cover, posing like a true manager. Cover looks stylish and meaningful. There are straight lines through the mid-area of the poster emblemed with different stills from the movie. Typical English poster!

TPW Rating- 4/5

2. The King's Speech (2010)
Copyright- UK Film Council, See-Saw Films, Bedlam Productions
The King's Speech is the pathway film for Tom Hooper. This David Seidler written 2010 drama won Hooper Best Director Award at Academy Awards. Film won four of them in total at Oscar. This critically and commercially successful film had some great covers. Among those the presented one at the site is the bench marker. It kind of gives an impression about the story. Deep yellow background and red font colors has mixed quite well and audience start to guess immediately that the film may be a jolly minded one or a comedy maybe. Which is somewhat true you would know when you see the film.

TPW Rating- 4.5/5  
3. Les Miserables (2012)
Copyright- Relativity Media, Studio Canal, Working Title Films, Cameron Mackintosh Ltd. 
With a sensational ensemble cast, this epic drama proved to be a successful film by Hooper. Based on 1862 novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables proved to be a great film at Academy Awards, as it received eight nominations and won three of them. There were individual posters for individual characters. But an ensemble poster was chosen for rating. It's typical poster and looks like a studio based film with big stars dazzling.

TPW Rating- 3/5

4. The Danish Girl (2015)
Copyright- Working Title, Pretty Pictures, Revision Pictures, Senator Global Productions
Film is based on real life events of Lili Elbe, first recipient of sex reassignment surgery. As Hooper is a specialist on Autobiographical films, it's sure that the film would come out really good. Eddie Redmayne returns to this film after his Academy Award winning film Theory of Everything and is co-joined by Swedish actress Alicia Vakander. Poster released months ago and looks classy and colorful! It gives a nostalgic impression of bygone era. Redmayne looks perfect for his role.

TPW Rating- 4/5 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

03 Album Covers from Adele Discography

Adele is a popular and acclaimed singer-song writer of British origin. Her career kick started when one of Adele's friend posted a demo of her singing on Myspace on 2006 and since then the rest is history. After a commercially and critically successful demo album named 19, she never had to look back. She achieved extraordinary successes throughout his career by acquiring almost all possible awards and also wrote her name on Guinness Book of World Records.

The album covers of Adele are quite simple as those actually depict only the facial expressions of her. But also express her age and maturity as a singer and celebrity. The Poster World brings to you all three of her album covers and rate them as per the total output.  

1. 19 (2008)
Copyright- XL Recordings
Adele released her first album 19 on 28th January, 2008 with great commercial and critical success. Songs like 'Chasing Pavements','Hometown Glory' and many more topped charts on many countries of the World. At the age of only 19, she gained instant fame and awarded on different ceremonies. After this album many critics were assuming the World is getting it's new International star. The cover design of the first album doesn't show the full faced Adele, instead it does give an impression of a calm and quiet Adele. Obviously for any woman 19 is an important age, as it is a transition period when a girl turns into woman. That's a possibility for the down to earth look of her. It's mystique and subtle.

TPW Rating- 3.5/5

2. 21 (2011)

Copyright- XL Recordings and Columbia Records
During the production process of this second album by Adele, she was suffering from personal problem as during that time she had broke up with her boyfriend. But as the album ultimately finished, it became another commercial and critical success. The album also made it's name on Guinness Book of World Records by topping UK Top Chart with two two consecutive albums and songs. Again on the cover Adele looks like on a restful mood and looking down as before. Black and white face of Adele makes the album look like a little bit desolate and tragic. Fonts are really good.

TPW Rating- 4/5
3. 25 (2015)

Copyright- XL Recordings
Third album by Adele wouldn't have been possible if she hadn't change the decision of quitting music industry. She was going through a long patch of non-creativity and couldn't write songs for a long time. It took some time to reset Adele's mind to do music again. The album released on 20th November 2015 and gained commercial success. Her song 'Hello' released on October and was an instant success with 436 million hits on Youtube for the video (by the count on 21st November 2015). Another simple cover by Adele with her face straight to the listeners and audiences. Does it mean maturity or presence with a certain personality? May be.

TPW Rating- 4/5 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

05 Album Art from Laura Marling Discography

25 year old Laura Marling is a prominent British folk artist creates music as well as lyrics with sheer ingenuity. A childhood music learner started her career early at the age of 16, when she moved to London. She joined a the-then musical movement publicized by the name 'nu-folk'. Soon Marling joined Noah and the Whale, and became a background vocal. But she left the band on 2008 for personal reasons. Same year Marling released her first album and she never had to look back again. From 2008 till 2015 she released 5 albums and all were more or less successful.

The Poster World presents to you all 5 album covers from Laura Marling discography started from the first album Alas, I Cannot Swim to the last one Short Movie.

1. Alas, I Cannot Swim (2008)
Copyright- Virgin Records

This Mercury Music Prize (2008) nominated debut album by Marling was critically and commercially successful. The view of Marling about the album was it's about being on the age of 18 or 19 and falling in love. Cover of this album is brightly colorful and represents many living beings or objects. Though the album title is absent from the front cover, with this amount of illustration it makes a good cover.

TPW Rating- 4/5

2. I Speak Because I Can (2010)
Copyright- Virgin Records
A fall from the colors of the first album, but she kept her naming fonts as colorful. This album represents a more mature Laura Marling as her point of view about the album is that it deals with responsibility of Womanhood. The cover also resembles the growing up of Marling. Feminist tone of the album title mix perfectly with the expression of Marling on the cover.

TPW Rating- 4/5  

3. A Creature I Don't Know (2011)
Copyright- Virgin

Third album by Marling also went on to achieve positive reviews and good rank on UK Top Chart. Another experimental cover design from Marling. We see two bodies almost attached to each other but it creates a surreal unearthly feel about it. It gives an impression that we are trying to surpassing each other on this World's nude reality. Font design is also very simple and catchy.

TPW Rating- 4.5/5

4. Once I Was An Eagle (2013)
Copyright- Virgin

The most acclaimed album by Marling is also one of the best album of 21st century by a vocal and song writer. Probably the cover also showed the ambition. Because she seems trying to reach for the stars. It's all about Marling on the cover with her half bare back and blond hair. Stunning and brave!

TPW Rating- 4.5/5 

5. Short Movie (2015)
Copyright- Virgin
Latest album by Marling is a departure of her from folk genre. The cover we see is a sketch by Marling herself. The whole idea of this album was deeply inspired by her living on Los Angels for few days, which reflected on her songs also. Cover is a minimalist one, use of color is good and fonts are also OK. 

TPW Rating- 3/5            

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

City and Colour Discogrpahy on 05 Mindboggling Covers

This 9th December 2015 City and Colour released it's fifth album titled 'If I Should Go Before'. City and Colour is a one man band consisting of Mr. Dallas Green. Green started his musical career with a band named Helicon Blue. Later he joined a post-hardcore band named Alexisonfire. After that Green started releasing his songs on Internet and later he compiled almost all of these songs to release as his first audio album. Songs of City and Colour are highly motivated by it's lyrics and stylist acoustic approach.

The Poster World (TPW) looks into all the album covers by City and Colour, and tried to give ratings for those album.

1. Sometimes (2005-07)
Copyright- Dine Alone Records

The album cover looks more like a logo of an insurance company. But the sparrow like bird looking towards the skyline and all those arrangements around it on the cover, make it colorful and charming. Faded Grey-greenish background helps the bird in front to truly lighten up itself.

TPW Rating: 4/5   

2. Bring Me Your Love (2008-09)
Copyright- Dine Alone Records, Vagrant, Shock
This second album by Color and City was more of a folk oriented album. Instruments like bass, harmonica and banjo were used on the songs. This album art has similarities with another album cover art by Iron & Wine. This cover actually depicts the central figure behind the band- Dallas Green. Somehow this peaceful imagery blends with the songs of the album.

TPW Rating: 3.5/5   

3. Little Hell (2010-12)
Copyright- Dine Alone Records, Vagrant

Yes this looks like a surreal imagery but believe me it is not. It's nothing but a tulip field situated outside of Alkmaar, Holland. But this art is actually taken from an Allard Schager's photo named 'Fields of Gold'. Not sure if anyone ever used this kind of album cover ever. But it is really glorious and enchanting!

TPW Rating: 5/5  

4. The Hurry and the Harm (2013)
Copyright- Dine Alone Records, Cooking Vinyl 
Again on a cover we can see Mr. Dallas Green. This time he is facing the audience straight. It looks like a vintage album cover with the black and white tone of it. It seems like the band gone totally opposite of it's previous work.  Not as classy as previous covers.

TPW Rating: 2.5/5

5. If I Should Go Before You (2015)
Copyright- Dine Alone Records
This time Mr. Dallas (hope it's him) is showing his back in front of listeners. A certain subtleness is present on the picture with suited booted Mr. Dallas and a house from 17th Century I guess. The whole idea almost repeat it's black and white tone of previous album. Little fonts are catchy and simple.

TPW Rating: 4.5/5  

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

04 Best Posters from Danny Boyle Filmography

Danny Boyle is one of the most prominent British film directors of recent times. Popular films like Trainspotting (1996), The Beach (2000), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), 127 Hours (2010), and very recent Steve Jobs (2015), all are directed by this great maker. Though Boyle was meant to become a priest on his childhood, he ended up becoming a successful film maker.

Posters used on Danny Boyle films are always subjective and meaningful. The Poster World chose 04 most amazing posters from Danny Boyle's illustrious filmography.

1. Trainspotting (1996)

This Ewan McGregor starred cult hit was a trend setter of a film for last two decades. The poster design for this film was really catchy and modern. Look at the characters, look at that yellow background behind the film title. It gives us an introduction towards the film already.

TPW Rating: 3.5/5

2. 28 Days Later (2002)
On 2002, this film reassured all Hollywood studios that if the storytelling is correct then even a zombie horror can look good. Yes, this film has changed the mood of seriousness about zombies. The poster background is deep red, obviously same as the color of blood. In front of that bold white fonts are really creating a frightening experience.

TPW Rating: 4/5

3. Sunshine (2007)
First of a kind science fiction by Danny Boyle was commercially a failure but was critically praised by many critics. This psychological thriller's poster is showing that someone is very close to the sun and is on the verge of getting burnt. Poster is meaningful and depicting the nearness of a character to the sun. Fonts and background are above average.

TPW Rating: 3.5/5

4. 127 Hours (2010)
This film was one of the most anticipated films of last decade and as a poster the best from Danny Boyle. It's about a person who lose his hand during tracking. Look at the poster! It's an unbelievable thing. It gives us an overall idea on the film. That's why it's an intelligent poster with great use of colors and fonts.

TPW Rating: 5/5 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Top 03 Covers from Ransom Riggs Books

Ransom Riggs is an American fantasy writer and also a film maker. He has earned reputation writing the famous book series named Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. The book made The New York Times Best Sellers. Later two other sequels were added to the series named Hollow City and Library of Souls. These books have some amazing covers and all of them looks like real photographs with the weirdest possible idea. All of these book covers are featured on The Poster World's latest post.   

1. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
'The Gravity Winning Cover'
Fascinatingly innocent and weird! A cover to cherish! Nothing else to say. Really!

TPW Rating: 5/5

2. Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
'Hollow or Hole'
She looks like a girl from Tim Burton movie I guess! No, guess what Tim Burton really is making a movie on this series. This cover is bizarre and interest growing.

TPW Rating: 4/5

3. Library of Souls: Third Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
This boy looks like one of the smaller angel from the great German movie by Wim Wenders 'Wings of Desire'. Cover of the third version of the series is less uncanny than the previous ones. This is a bit common but still offbeat than many other covers of recent times.

TPW Rating: 3/5 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

03 Great Album Covers from Mumford & Sons Discography

Critically and commercially acclaimed Mumford & Sons is a British band concentrates their music on alternative rock and folk rock genre. Four members of this band have very good hand on different types of musical instruments and it reflects on their music also. With the first album Sigh No More (2009), Mumford & Sons achieved Brit Award for Best British Album in 2011. Their next album Babel (2012), won prestigious Album of the Year on Grammy Awards. As a band Mumford & Sons have made their name with exquisite lyrics and soothing use of instruments and music.

The Poster World would bring to you album covers from 03 released albums by Mumford & Sons.

1. Sigh No More (2009)
Debut album by Mumford & Sons. Cover was taken from the front side of a furniture store on famous King's Road, London. Few of the mad followers of the band are always present at this particular shop. Four of the members are present there on the window and if you take a close close look you would see there is someone on the left window on the first floor. OK. Do they want to mean something we don't know? Who knows? Whatever, the cover is cool and should say 'simplicity at it's best'.

TPW Rating: 5/5

2. Babel (2012)
What is this babel thing? It means a confused kind of noise, which is typically made by few voices. Few voices? I guess it could be a band. Previous cover of the band had a mysterious face into it; the same goes on with this poster. Look at the background. All the human face are blurring but look closely to the left window. Yes, a face is looking straight at the camera like the band. It could be the face of the producer Markus Dravs or may be someone else. As a whole the poster is puzzling and composed.

TPW Rating: 5/5 

3. Wilder Mind (2015)
This is a minimalist approach on the cover by the band. An empty bench. It is an album where they wanted to get free from the traditional acoustics and from folk genre they were used to play. They left their long term producer Markus Dravs on the way. Does this cover (with the bench) represent the idea that they are actually leaving their roots and staring towards cityscapes? May be, may be not. Cover is refreshing and says a lot by not saying. 

TPW Rating: 5/5

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Darren Aronofsky Filmography on 06 Marvelous Posters

Darren Aronofsky is one the most prominent American film directors alive. Along with direction he also does his duty of being a screenwriter and film producer. Aronofsky's films are disturbing and surreal in some sense, but visually they are very striking. After successful first film Pi (1998), Requiem for A Dream (2000) and films like The Wrestler (2008) and Black Swan (2010) have been really out of formula and depicted a new kind of story telling. For his works Aronofsky achieved many recolonizations such as a nomination for Best Director on Academy Awards.

The posters of Aronofsky films are weired and minimalist. On his posters he focuses on certain things like use of one single eye or a single face, which is very risky if the commercial angle is thought thoroughly. Let's see how Aronofsky executed his posters for the 06 films he directed.

1. Pi (1998)
The first film by Darren Aronofsky got Best Direction award on Sundance Film Festival, which is really very appreciable achievement. As the film title refers to the math symbol of pi, Aronofsky wanted to show that symbol on the poster. On another poster one facial expression was given as background with the symbol in front. With a petty budget of $68,000, this film gained more than it expected. Poster of the film is showing the symbol of pi with a back light projection. Cool and composite!   

TPW Rating: 3/5

2. Requiem for A Dream (2000)
The film is all about drugs. Drugs have different dimensions and we all are deeply affected by them- that's the basic theme of the film. So when it came to the point to design the poster for the film, first thing should have appeared on the mind of Aronofsky is how easily the eyes change. On the film the change of eyes were shown on different scenes while taking drugs. The poster is on average OK, but with that single eye this poster becomes something more than alright.

TPW Rating: 4/5   

3. The Fountain (2006)

The Fountain was a dream project by Darren Aronofsky, but for the budget reason the film was on the risk of getting the light. After cutting the budget to half he got the nod to do the film. Film looks great though it was poorly received on box office. Poster of the film gives us a science based impression but it is hard to understand it properly if you haven't watch the movie first. There are two characters and a strange tree. But they don't actually mean anything or tell us to watch the film.

TPW Rating: 2/5 

4. The Wrestler (2008)
Micky Rourke gave an extraordinary performance on this film and blew everyone's mind apart. Again a minimalist film poster, not showing Rourke's character's face properly to general people. But what the poster surely deliver is it introduce us to someone who is standing tired in front of darkened arena of Wrestling. It gives us an idea of the story intelligently.

TPW Rating: 4/5

5. Black Swan (2010)
This critically and commercially successful psychological thriller is one of the best films by Aronofosky. The film told the story of a ballet dancer, who faces extreme pressure on taking the role of a protagonist on the ballet Swan Lake. The poster definitely depicts the idea of the film story with the face of the character of Natalie Portman. No it doesn't quite explains the tension and psychological tide of the character but it gives an uncanny feeling, gives an impression that something is not right with that expression. Bold and otherworldly! 

TPW Rating: 5/5      

6. Noah (2014)
The biggest budget for a film Aronofsky ever got and for that studio had a lot of influence on the film. But Aronofsky dreamed of this project from his childhood, so this thing had to be true. Poster of the film is not like Aronofsky's previous ones, but the poster had to deal with a bigger scenario as it had to depict that the World is near to the end. Again we don't see the face of Russel Crowe as Noah himself. It has an ancient as well as larger than life feel to it.

TPW Rating: 3.5/5