Since we’re still here, at the end of the world and everything seems fine, let’s now focus on the next big event the world is going to flock over: the Christmas film release of highly anticipated musical, Les Miserables! If you aren’t already familiar with the story, Les Miz takes place in 19th century France and tells a story of broken dreams and unrequited love as ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, played by Hugh Jackman, is relentlessly pursued for decades by policeman Javert (Russell Crowe) after he breaks parole.
Blogs and TV shows have been remarking how Les Miz has done something completely different in their musical film: recording all of the music live, as opposed to recording the music in the studio ahead of time. This posed many challenges for the actors, but we’re really excited about the raw, emotional effect that it will provide the film. (Guess who already got tickets to see it Christmas day?) So in honor of the upcoming release, we searched the web for some of our favorite alternative movie poster design concepts for the film.
Source: Cenk Basbolat
For this movie poster design, graphic design student Cent Basbolat painted the French flag on a wrinkled sheet to make it look as though the bread was wrapped with this handmade flag and just taken out of one’s pocket to portray the miserableness of the French people fighting for the revolution.
Source: Federica Bonfanti
Milano-based artist Federica Bonafanti illustrated and then digitally colored Amanda Seyfried and Anne Hathaway to create this gorgeous effect in her project, entitled “Daughter and Mother.”
Source: Leah Lin
This is not a poster design for the film but rather the Miami Childrens Theater’s production of Les Miserables, but we loved the abstract illustrations presented in the poster designs.
Source: Aubin Sadiki
South Africa-based graphic designer Aubin Sadiki created these high contrast black and white movie posters for the film, and added a special touch to some of the posters by leaving the eye colors intact for some of the characters.
Source: Peter Main
This minimalist poster makes great use of its negative space, with the child sweeping playing elegantly into the theme of the story.