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Copycat Movie Posters Nobody copies like...

Dec 05, 2012
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Copycat Movie Posters

Nobody copies like Hollywood and advertising. Put them together? Things get even worse.

But before you get too upset, remember what these posters are for: they’re a kind of visual shorthand for genre. The fact that they all look alike is, to the marketing department, a feature, not a bug.

The first thing I learned as a librarian: you can judge a book by its cover, or at least its genre.

Copycat Movie Posters

Nobody copies like Hollywood and advertising. Put them together? Things get even worse.

But before you get too upset, remember what these posters are for: they’re a kind of visual shorthand for genre. The fact that they all look alike is, to the marketing department, a feature, not a bug.

The first thing I learned as a librarian: you can judge a book by its cover, or at least its genre.

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