Sunday, June 19, 2011

First Class Posters

Even though it’s set in the 1960s, the original posters for Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class almost didn’t have the hint of belonging to that decade. Be that as it may, I still commend how they juxtapose the posters to contrast the characters. The one that features Charles Xavier has him standing against his home (in the future becoming the Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters) and a calm blue sky. The whole image speaks of his pacifist’s beliefs and optimism for humans-mutants coexistence. The one that features Erik Lensherr has him standing against rusted gates of the concentration camps, signifying his revenge-driven personality induced by his early tragedy during the holocaust. In the bodies of waters at their feet, the reflection of their future selves could be seen.

More lurking around the First Class fandom-dominated webs lead me to the SuperPunch blog, where a poster contest was held before the release of the movie. There are entries that are clearly minimalist, some are executed in comics-style, and some possessing the 60’s vibes that the original promo posters lack. Here I’ll show  some of the bests I saw from the competition plus a couple I stumbled upon at Deviantart and at Tumblr.



by Gruffydd Ywain:xmen poster

by z3r0t0lerance (propaganda posters):x_men_first_class_propaganda_1_by_z3r0t0lerance-d3hu0ni


Saying that people in this fandom are creative is an understatement. :)

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