Graphic design

The visual evolution of Batman in movie posters

Comments (14)
  1. Marilia Gil says:

    There are a few missign ;[

    1. Everything is possible, but you can see the evolution even with what I presented here.

  2. Alejandro says:

    Great article, but check some of the posters displayed in 1943, because they are from the Adam West era.

  3. Piers says:

    Great collection – love Batman so much

  4. I think my favourites are the late nineties ones. The latest ones are a bit too dark for my liking. They have lost their “batman-ness”…

  5. Gabe says:

    It’s amazing to think that in the future, designers will look back at the 2012 designs and scoff at how ridiculous these posters look in the same way we do now. It’s hard to imagine improvements on the design of the most recent designs.

    1. When you look over an ’30s – ’80s posters and judge it from the current “standards” you will laugh and classify them as some crappy designs. But when you start to analyse the design: color, form, subject presented things get a new perspective. See http://www.wabbaly.com/history-by-design-63-examples-of-horror-movie-posters/ and you will get a look on how red and yellow where used to emphasize a person/object. Also, check the storytelling: before it was dramatic storytelling , now it is non-dramatic storytelling.

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