Japanese versions of classic movie posters are even better than the originals

It's often interesting to see how the promotion of Hollywood movies varies from country to country. French translations of movie titles are particularly fun, and Ghanian movie posters are just incredible.

However, a post on Twitter shows that Japan may have the edge when it comes to vibrant movie poster design. From Star Wars to Alien and Labyrinth, the post shares a series of Japanese posters for Hollywood films from the 60s, 70s and 80s, and the combination of photography, illustration and bold typography gives them instant retro pulp vibes.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.