Crime Show Posters

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These are some old and current campaign posters used to advertise crime tv shows. Although all the shows are based on crime for different reasons, majority of the posters seem to have things in common. The main thing I notice that they all have is quite dark/moody lighting, to set the mood of the show being eerie and mysterious. The next thing I noticed was that some of them used the colour red, my guess is that they use red as an indication to blood, which relates to crime. Also, all of the posters feature the faces of the main characters as the main aspect of the poster, and they all have very plain/serious facial expressions. None of them are smiling or laughing, as this then wouldn’t make the audience see it as an advert for a crime show.

As a group, we all liked crime shows and have watched a fair few, so these are important things to keep in mind when it comes to thinking of our own made up TV show as we may want to apply them to our own posters.

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