The Sex Education poster controversy is missing the point

Sex Education Season 4 poster beside Nymphomaniac poster
(Image credit: Netflix / Zentropa)

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In that case, the designers behind the key art for Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac must be feeling the praise right now. Posters have been released to promote Netflix's Sex Education season 4, and the internet has been quick to point out that they look familiar.

The poster designs show the stars of the British comedy series in the throes of passion, both in individual character posters and an ensemble shot as a choir in a crescendo. Many have suggested that the designs are a badly executed imitation of the posters for Von Trier's 2013 film Nymphomaniac. But have we forgotten about parody? (See our pick of the best poster designs for more inspiration).

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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.