Can you recognize the Jurassic Park poster without a dinosaur?
Film the Blanks is an experiment by designer John Taylor that abstracts famous film posters down to their core elements, while stripping away elements that might easily identify the film like logos, fonts, actors, and faces.
What’s amazing is just how identifiable famous movie posters can still be even after they’ve had all of their details stripped away. Great design is often about the details, but what Film the Blanks also makes clear is that great design is about the the interplay of shapes and colors that make our brains light up even before our eyes can resolve the details at all.
Check out some of our favourites below. How many can you recognise?