The first poster I thought of when I thought of posters was the movie poster for Black Swan. Not only do I think the movie is excellent, but I also think the poster is extremely effective. I love the simplicity and power of the black, white, and red color scheme. I think that the dainty typeface matches the lifestyle that the main character leads but it still communicates the terror and insanity of the main character. I really think the poster accomplished the difficult task of making a complex plot simple and interesting.
I think this poster is extremely unappealing for the simple reason that it does not effectively convey a message. I think that is a poster for a band, but all I see are a cluster of unrelated items with no correlation. I wish there were some form of hierarchy or color scheme going on. Instead, I just get a headache. Fail.