New Inception Poster is Like a Knight to Remember

The new poster for Christopher Nolan's Inception has been released and...hey, it looks a little familiar. The vast, wet cityscape. The figure with his back to us, palming a weapon. The kerning! Yes, the Inception poster may read "From the Director of The Dark Knight" at the bottom, but you'd hardly need a magnifying glass to know that at first glance. Did Leonardo DiCaprio ever tell you how he got those scars?

The full poster, after the jump:



  • bess marvin, girl detective says:

    that font reminds me of the "chicago" poster? is nolan tryna slip a musical past us?

  • snickers says:

    Mmm... subliminal. If it worked the first time, why not use it again?

  • Fred says:

    Hey, you find an artist you like, you stick with it. If it ain't broke, don't fix it...

  • Tango says:

    Well, similar is ok, as long as not the SAME. I buy it. Do you?

  • i'm glad you mentioned the kerning--so true and so many people don't even know what that means. [raises glass]

  • Jordan says:

    Weird, one of so many unoriginal poster shots got used again? On that same note, I don't think I have ever even seen that dark knight poster. Dorks.

  • Chaitanya says:

    This guy made Memento, Following, Prestige and Batman Begins. I will watch Inception. Ripped of poster or not.

  • J de Guzman says:

    The "INCEPTION" seems somewhat unreadable against that watery background.
    If I were the creative director for this poster, i'd suggest to subliminally bury the batman logo, reflected in the glass or the water, or as a faint shape in the clouds. viral buzz, anyone?

  • Jared Lorz says:

    I've seen that poster a thousand times on a thousand movies there's nothing special about the dark knight poster either.

  • Thor says:

    Goodtime Charlie... Yes, he mentioned kerning, and it's definitely true many people don't know what that means. But put your glass down, because I believe kerning is the spacial relationship between a pair of letters, like AV, or LT. The term for spacing of a whole word or line is called tracking, or even "letter spacing."

  • Jim0jam says:

    thats pretty pretentious; belittling people because they don't know what kerning is? im a typographer and even i thought that was a bit snobby =P
    silly bear =)

  • Same director, why not use the same poster?

  • norman says:

    It's not kerning actually, it's letterspacing.

  • Josh says:

    Tracking, not kerning. Tracking is the uniform space between all letters. Kerning is the minutely adjusted space between two letterforms, usually when one has a descender, ascender or crossbar.

  • milo says:

    Technically, it's letterspacing, not kerning. Kerning is the individual adjustment between letterforms to make the space equal throughout the entirety of the word. Letterspacing is the overall space between all of the letterforms.

  • Toby says:

    Oh come on, it's very similar but it's not a rip. Give it a rest.

  • Brad says:

    This whole "after the jump" thing is REALLY starting to bug me. There's no "jump" here. The poster is RIGHT under those words. RIGHT FUCKING THERE. 1 centimeter. For the love of God.

  • Hmm, the thing to consider first is what Nolan's role is, with the design of both posters. The posters may be a work of a completely separate group of people. Though there are clear similarities, the "back to the audience while standing in the middle of the poster" is not really something that is new.

  • SunnydaZe says:

    More proof that Hollywood thinks no one is paying attention. Which, to be fair, most people aren't...
    This is a generation which thinks Paul Newman is the guy on the salad dressing.

  • Daft Clown says:

    Since no one is ever going to scroll back this far..
    You're all wrong; "kerning" is the erotic practice of inserting an 11.5 ounce aluminum can of non-carbonated delicious fruit purée into your what have you.
    I'm outrageous!