Design Inspiration: Typography in Movie Posters July 22, 2009February 24, 2010 by Steven Snell Movie posters can be an excellent source of design inspiration. Here we will feature posters that have excellent use of typography and text effects. For more typographic inspiration, see TypeInspire. Sex and the City Taken Burn After Reading The Notorious Bettie Page Gladiator West Side Story West Side Story Sorority Row 2012 Fast & Furious 4 The Limits of Control Obsessed Pulp Fiction 12 Rounds The Godfather Milk The Departed Juno Ocean’s Eleven Ocean’s Twelve My Bloody Valentine 3D Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Max Payne Gomorra For more design inspiration, please see: Design Inspiration: Typography in Advertising 30 Top Sources of Typography Inspiration Typography Inspiration Showcase 35 Type-Based Logos Steven Snell Stephen Snell is the owner and editor of Vandelay Design. Connect with Stephen on google+ Related Articles A Look at PANTONE’s Minion Yellow In Color Pro Tips to Create a World-Class Design Portfolio (With Examples) In Featured The Incredible Design Talent of Mike from Creative Mints In Inspiration 16 thoughts on “Design Inspiration: Typography in Movie Posters” The Godfather poster is awesome! Nice article! Featured at The Zach Krasner Times in today’s issue… awesome stuff. There is a definite formula to film posters, all have a large element of typography. My favourite from this collection are “juno” & “lock stock” Brilliant collection! By the way Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is my favourite film. Thanks for Sharing. Pingback: Design Inspiration: Typography in Movie Posters | Design Newz Great Collections! Love them 🙂 I think the Taken poster could have been done better, the way it is formatted makes you read it as one long run on sentence, they could have easily manipulated the text to make it read as intended. For example an increase in leading after the “are” to imply a pause, etc. Pingback: Design Inspiration: Typography in Movie Posters | TopRoundups While the imagery within the text on Fast and Furious worked quite well (great typography before the imagery as well), I think that it was a bit overdone on The Departed. It actually took me a second to figure out what it said until I read the movie title in plain text in the lower right of the poster. Excellent post. Big fan of movie posters and this selection is fantastic. Great examples, I love the typeface used in Johnny Deeps new film, Public Enemies, very New Deal-era America. Pingback: typography tuesday: movie posters « two smiths and a dog Nice post. But I think ‘Theta PI’ and ‘Pulp Fiction’ was so ordinary. Shouldn’t be in the list. I love the typeface used in Johnny Deeps new film, Public Enemies, very New Deal-era America. By understanding the history of typography, film and culture, it gives a designer a strong base of which to jump off from to create something new. To utilize convert, adapt, and reinterpret, attained from having a strong understanding of typographic evolution. 2012 and ‘Lock, Stock & Barrel’ jump out at me. ‘The Departed’ is very hard on the eyes, not a good design. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.