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The Early Posters For “Gravity” Capture The Terror Of Space

The early designs for Gravity‘s posters are all about the loneliness of life beyond our planet.

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Framestore, a visual-effects and animation studio, designed the posters for the many-Oscar-winning film Gravity. The final posters, the ones we saw in movie theaters and subway stops, are lovely, but we’re just as taken by the early, unused poster designs Framestore just revealed.

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The final posters are scary; they get at the terror of the movie, of the characters being trapped far from home. But the early, unused posters are more stark and severe, in black and white, with minimal movement. They show a repeated motif of reaching–reaching toward Earth, toward another person, toward safety. We love seeing the way this kind of art develops and changes into something approved by a movie studio to be plastered on the sides of buses. Make sure to click through the slideshow above to watch the progression.

[via io9]

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Dan Nosowitz is a freelance writer and editor who has written for Popular Science, The Awl, Gizmodo, Fast Company, BuzzFeed, and elsewhere. He holds an undergraduate degree from McGill University and currently lives in Brooklyn, because he has a beard and glasses and that's the law

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