Glass Onion movie posters cause creative havoc

Posters of men and women stood with glass letters
(Image credit: Netflix)

The sequel to Knives Out, called Glass Onion, gets a series of colourful eye-catching posters but their font-based design is a challenge corners of the internet are happy to abuse. 

The 10 posters each feature a large glass letter and spell out the film's name, Glass Onion. Naturally some on the internet cut and pasted these posters into new orders to spell less savoury phrases. We've had some superb posters recently, including the new Scream 6 poster that has fans guessing over a rumoured secret message. (Need inspiring, take a look at the best vintage posters.)

If I were a cynic it would be easy to see this as a masterful piece of viral marketing. I mean, director Rian Johnson didn't help the cause. After revealing the Glass Onion posters he took to Twitter and wrote: "Love these. And looking forward to nobody on the internet rearranging them to spell anything rude."

Well played Mr Johnson. Naturally the internet lent a hand in promoting the movie through renaming it simply as 'ASS' and some fans went for the more descriptive 'I LOVE ASS'. Oh, the internet

Thankfully some Knives Out fans are a little more family friendly and creative when it comes to a new Glass Onion letter-jumble. See below for the best of the non-offensive re-workings.

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Poster design keeps evolving but you can keep up to date with our guides to the top 25 movie posters of all time and our tutorial to how to design a poster. With this in mind, the Glass Onion poster is no accident but a calculated and fun way to get the fans involved. For a movie about detection and solving clues there's also a nice link to the substance of the Knives Out sequel. Love it.

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Ian Dean is Digital Arts & Design Editor at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his love to bring the latest news on NFTs, video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Corel Painter, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.