This activity is based in a short movie called Inspirations. This is a short Spanish movie created by computer. The director of the movie, Cristóbal Vila, was inspired by Escher, a famous Dutch graphic artist and the movie shows how his workplace could be. He imagined what things would surround an artist like him, so deeply interested in science in general and mathematics in particular.
A movie poster is an important element in the promotion of a film, but sometimes is a piece of art piece itself.
In the last years minimalist art has become more relevant, we can appreciate it in the design of company logos, packages and publicity. We can notice it also in the design of cinema posters. Minimalist art uses the minimum number of elements and they are presented in plain colours. As part of the simplification, the shapes are used approximating them to regular simple shapes.
So it is possible to design the poster of a movie using only a few geometrical shapes, as we see in the examples. Now you will see other examples and you will have to guess what movie would the poster be related to. Finally it is your turn to design. We will use the computer to design posters for some European movies.
We will give you a list of films, so you can choose between them.