30 Awesome Minimalist Superhero Posters

4 years ago by  

We here at Screen Rant wanted to celebrate the upcoming summer movie season – particularly the release of Iron Man 2 – by taking an unconventional look at some of the most iconic superheroes in the entertainment industry.

Over the past few months, you may have caught some of our “SR Picks” which highlighted various artists’ interpretations of Quentin Tarantino films, Star Wars and popular television series. Today, we’re stepping out from solely presenting these wonderful posters and taking the initiative to create some of our own.

For the past three nights, I put my need for a good night’s sleep aside in order to present you, the reader, with literally dozens of superhero posters with a unique, minimalist twist.

Some may be more obvious than others, but hopefully you’ll have no problem identifying each and every comic-book icon represented. If, for some reason, you’re not a fan of the typical comic book hero (Capes & Cowls), I’ve also thrown in some of my favorite off-beat superhero characters from television’s past.

I apologize in advance if your favorite superhero is not included, but I’m sure with 30 posters to choose from you’ll have no problem finding something to pique your interest. You can click on the posters below for a larger version of each.

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Without further ado… Enjoy!

There you have it! Screen Rant‘s first foray into the minimalist poster universe.

What did you think of our minimalist superhero posters and which was your favorite? Which superhero would you have liked to see that we might have missed? Would you like to see more of this from us, and if so what other subjects would you like to see get the minimalist treatment? Can you still sing the entire Darkwing Duck theme song?

Make sure to comment below. We’d love to hear what you think.

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(Special thanks to fellow Screen Rant writers Mike Eisenberg, for planting the minimalist-idea seed, and Paul Young, for getting equally as little sleep as me in order to help me fully realize and develop the idea – as well as designing the wonderful Aquaman, Hawkeye, Punisher and Thing posters.)

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  1. That took 3 nights?

  2. That took 3 nights?

  3. Pete and Pete was great

  4. The Deadpool one needed work.

  5. The Artie one made my day

  6. awesome work love em, ghostbusters would be nic though.

  7. Not minimalistic enough.
    Eiether you make the poster REALLY minimalistic, or you do a normal complex-poster.
    There is nothing in the middle.
    Most of them are only logos and names.

    Hope you don’t take this as an insult but rather as a honest criticism.

  8. Loved The Flash, Superman, Green Arrow, Daredevil and Iron Fist!!

    Great work!! I think a lot of people have no idea how much work actually goes into something like this!! Well done!

  9. hahhaaha YES! QUAILMAN!
    i thought the world forgot
    win all around

  10. Cool idea, though too many unnecessary belts. The Batman and Punisher ones are even minimalist, they are just the emblems plus a belt.

  11. I think my choice so far has got to be the GREEN LANTERN, and my least favorite is the SUPERMAN, I don’t know why, but I just don’t like it lol.

  12. Not to diminish the work put on this posters, but honestly I think this is a poor develpoment of many other well thought minimalistic movie posters circulating on the Internet. Minimalism here seems to mean reducing the frame on which a Superhoero is depicted, whereas in other works, there´s a concept behind the design.

    • Javier,

      Well the guys who put the work into creating these aren’t professional artists, but their goal was to take the images down to the bare minimum where you could still identify the superhero.

  13. Do a R2D2 one!!! These would make great iPhone wallpapers.

  14. So, do you have any plans to fix the colors on the Superman poster? Superman’s insignia is a red S on a yellow background.

    Here’s what it looks like with the proper colors:

    http://www.codedazure.com/poster/superman-poster-fixed.jpg

  15. Punisher is pretty good, so is Deadpool

  16. Hey there!

    I’m Ana, from Ohio Magazine. We are currently looking for contributors for our second issue, being the main topic ‘Heroes & Villains’, and I think this work is very interesting.

    Take a look at the blog and the first issue, and if you are interested, just e-mail us.

  17. yay! great ones. havent seen them before…

    I also tried myself in doing posters:

    http://stuff24.de/blog/10-minimalistic-alternative-movie-poster/

    Check them out! And feel free to comment!

  18. I can’t believe the amount of complaints people leave regarding these posters. Creative criticism I understand, but blatantly complaining? Give credit where it’s due. These are nice posters by guys who aren’t even professionals. I think they’re pretty cool.

  19. Like the minimal poster trend… very cool. Here are some more nice ones.. including downloadable PDfs
    http://www.chungkong.nl/minimal-poster-project/

  20. Some minimal poster here, with some of nices ones :

    http://www.behance.net/gallery/MINIMAL-ART-SERIE/355473

  21. The martian manhunter would be a cool one to do, I buy it

  22. These posters are simply great… pure minimalistic

  23. My favorite would have to be Superman. Wolverine’s was kind of lame, and Quail Man just looks like a “Q” with underwear. I’d like to see one for the Phantom.

  24. I love the X-Men ones! More please!

  25. it’s an awesome post .thanks.

  26. You need an Ironman and a Thor for sure.

  27. Nice work.. But would have loved to see the Phantom also. The Phantom, as you might know, pre-dates all superheroes, being launched in 1936, and still going strong..

  28. Classic TRON, FLYNN, and RAM would be cool. Especially under a blacklight. Just a thought. Great posters!

  29. The incredibles one is pretty good
    Duff Man doesn’t need to add something is perfect
    And The Punisher poster is just the best if they use it as every posible punisher poster it would still look good
    As for aquamen i would say it is the worst maybe it is because it reminds me of camerun’s flag

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