The dark knight outline, the background is the night sky, contrast with surrounding white background. The city image at the bottom, these visual language show the dark knight stealthily protect the city.
Watch the The Dark Knight Rises movie trailer. Directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The Dark Knight Rises is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy.
This movie poster is a good example of the use of constrained visual language. The poster is a black and white image of a shirt and a tie with some red dot on the shirt as the blood cleanly send the message of fighting.