Awesome Minimalist Typography Posters

This is a series of typography posters based on various movies. It’s a visualization of the movie by using only first letter(s) from title, for instance the i from “The Insider” as the shape of a cigarette, or the two K’s from “The Karate Kid” as two fighting karate kids.

The rules are strict, but in some cases I have used more general typography characters to visualize the movie. “Once” is an example where two Euro signs along with the number 1 take the shape of a guitar. (I might reveal “Once” is about a guy who plays the streets for money for you who didn’t see the movie…)

I think it was the strict rules I set up for myself that draw me to this project. I have always been a fan of designers that integrate with the viewer to create a sort of game together. I always strive to leave some space for the viewer to fill. It’s a balancing act. The humor is also very important–graphics without a sense of humor is often dead to me.

Speaking of humor, I want to take this opportunity to announce a small contest: the first who sends me an e-mail with a link to the scene that inspired me to the “Basic Instinct” poster will be sent a print for free. It shouldn’t be very hard, I guess Youtube is full of it. Please include your address, but I don’t need to see the keywords you used to find the clip… My e-mail address is patrik{@}

Movies Minimalist Typography Posters

Music Minimalist Typography Posters

Besides being a movie freak I am also a sucker for good music. Here’s a selection of music posters.

Patrik Svensson

28 year old designer and illustrator from Sweden. My portfolio can be seen at Please follow me on Twitter. My blog can be read at


1 Comment
  1. Martin Fitout Jun 1, 1:00 am

    More Space than design is a sign that someone is a thoughtful designer I think and space is a major factor in any design that is often ignored by people rushing to fill space up with a photographic range of colour and stuff – when if you chop out the noise of your peripheral vision you are left with whats actually worth focusing on and using as a design…


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