SR Pick: Tarantino Minimalist Movie Posters

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:27 pm,

You know what I love? Quentin Tarantino movies. You know what else I love? Minimalist art. How lucky is it then that I found this set of awesome minimalist-style tribute posters for all seven of Tarantino’s movies over at Collider? Using simple bold colors and clever designs, these posters by artist Ibraheem Youssef capture the essence of each one of Tarantino’s films and would look great on any QT fan’s wall.

Scroll down to check out all seven of the posters, which are displayed in chronological order by the year of their release.

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Pretty cool, right? I like that it takes you a couple seconds to get the inspiration behind some of the posters. When the meaning of the designs finally dawns on you, it’s a good feeling (like you’re part of a really cool, but really nerdy inside joke). The best thing about these posters is that Youseff is selling limited edition 11″x18″ prints and 24″ x 36″ posters of them at his website.

A word of warning, though. If you want them, you will have to act fast as it appears that some of the poster-sized prints are already sold out. If I had more wall space, I’d definitely pick one up. Heck, I might anyway. Who needs pictures of family and friends when you’ve got cool movie posters, right?

I like all of these posters so much, I’m having a hard time picking my favorite. Right now, I think it’s a toss-up between Youssef’s clever interpretations of Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Kill Bill Vol. 2. Which one is your favorite? Would you like to see any other director get the minimalist treatment?

Source: Ibraheem Youssef via  Collider

TAGS: death proof, inglourious basterds, kill bill, sr picks

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  1. Love the Reservoir Dogs poster. Thats amazing. I want that on my wall.

  2. I don't care for most of these, but I really like the Reservoir Dogs one.

  3. The kind of join-the-dots minimalism that only really works if you've seen the films and get the arch one-joke references. This is the kind of design used on reissues of well-known paperback novels, and it's no mistake that these resemble 1960s book covers far more than they do film posters; you'd never see any of them actually being used to sell an unknown commodity. There's a big difference between summing up the feel or plot of a movie in a single promotional image and merely playing on one already-familiar iconic theme. For the former, see anything by Saul Bass.

    Ironically, the only piece that captures the entirety of the film it represents is the Death Proof one. Those cars chasing each other's tails pointlessly round and round and round…

  4. could someone refresh my memory? what's the basterds poster reference (my favourite is either kill bill vol1, resevoir dogs or pulp fiction, i can't decide)

  5. Can someone please explain the Inglorious Basterds poster? I'm probably forgetting something obvious.

  6. Remember the scene in which the Basterds were meeting with the German actress in the bar that ended up being filled with Nazi soldiers? The British man gave himself away by ordering 3 glasses of alcohol in a British/American way (with the index, middle, and ring fingers raised) rather than the German way (with the index, middle, and thumb raised), and then the gunfire started.

  7. The Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill Vol II and Inglourious Basterds posters: I've only just noticed he's used the exact same “dirty filter” effect layer on all four of them. Lazy git!

  8. I have a Tarantino question. I love Pulp Fiction and Inglourious Basterds and I'm wondering if I should check out Kill Bill or not. Because I've heard a lot of Kill Bill bashing from people I know and online. My question is what is it that some people don't like about those movies? Perhaps I do not share those dislikes. I have the same question about Death Proof.

  9. Kill Bill (as a whole) is one of my favorite movies in general because theres tons of action and references from every genra. Its a kungfu/western/animated/comedy/action/monster/chase movie. it has everything

    its not as smart as his others but it is definately a great movie

  10. I'm having a hard time the kill bill ones
    i want to say that vol. 1 is where the bride fights the crazy 88s
    but what about vol. 2?

  11. you know what, never mind i figured it out.
    I like these actually, makes you look back at great scenes

  12. I'm digging the Pulp Fiction one a lot. He should do posters like this for Tim Burton movies or Steven Spielberg movies next.

  13. I'm digging the Pulp Fiction one a lot. He should do posters like this for Tim Burton movies or Steven Spielberg movies next.

  14. Hey! Relly cool ones. Ibraheem did a great job :) I also did a bunch of minimalistic alternative movie posters. Check them out: http://stuff24.de/blog/10-minimalistic-alternative-movie-poster/ Feel free to comment!

  15. “I’m having a hard time the kill bill ones
    i want to say that vol. 1 is where the bride fights the crazy 88s
    but what about vol. 2?”

    The Bride did the Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique on Bill. Then Bill took 5 more steps before he died.

    Yeah, it took me a while to figure out those posters.

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