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Photo Collages Bad!

So Harry Potter 5 is almost upon us, and not that I have any particular Potter fetish (Rikke does though), but I can’t help but be disappointed by the ever more crappy posters being put out for these movies.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Harry

What in the hell is that? It’s a photo collage; that’s what it is. And it sucks!

Now this, on the other hand, is a poster. This poster, from the hands of Mr. Struzan himself, looks the way John Williams’ score sounds, and that is a good thing!

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

What is going on in the heads of these marketing people? Well I guess maybe they have better data than me, but really? Photo collages? The same thing happened to the new Star Wars trilogy as well as the DVD releases, all of which contain horrible photo collages with lightsaber lense flares and what have you.

All those stunning posters, and they have some hack apply lenseflares in Photoshop.

Man.

PS: Yes, you’re right, I should do a feature on the best posters ever created by mortal hands.