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ScreenFonts: August 2018 | The Leftovers
These posters didn’t make the
, but are still noteworthy for their design and/or typography.
By Bald Condensed
Ant-Man and The Wasp
© 2018 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
continues the recent trend of dynamic diagonal stripes to great effect.
Their collaboration with
demonstrates that an illustrated interpretation always looks more coherent than a similar Photoshop composition.
© 2018 A24.
eschews horror clichés by showing an Escherian distortion of the protagonists’ home, and using a Scotch Roman like
instead of the obligatory distressed Trajan capitals; see
for a nice alternative to tired Trajan.
is a more incised option.
© 2018 IFC Midnight.
also stayed far away from horror-movie tropes, with a skyline face cropping up inside a ghostly apparition.
Titling Gothic FB Skyline
is just as narrow;
adds stylish contrast to the skyline model.
La nuit a dévoré le monde
(The Night Eats the World)
© 2018 Haut et Court Distribution. The upside-down image of the person falling upward towards the Paris cityscape, veiled in bluish mist, is quite spectacular—but nothing lets on that this French domestic poster is promoting a zombie movie.
The international one-sheet remedies this omission by adding a terrifying bouquet of zombie arms, contorted fingers grasping at the falling figure, and switching to a harsh red-and-black color scheme. The type also packs more of a punch: a bold, economic sans serif similar to
Sicario: Day of the Soldado
© 2018 Columbia Pictures.
amalgamated visuals from the movie to create a Día de los Muertos-like skull.
’s faceted features serve the design well.
’s square shapes make it a solid alternative.
© 2018 Bleecker Street Media. By foregrounding the
Vanitas Skull Scarf
, a design by
Gary James McQueen
(the late fashion designer’s nephew),
created the second poster this month featuring a decorated skull on a black background.
Christian Audigier the Vif
© 2017 Gravitas Ventures. The colorful intensity of the tattoos and the pose speak volumes in this gripping depiction of the dying fashion designer.
© 2018 Universal Pictures. Main star Dwayne Johnson said he made a movie that pays homage to films that inspired him (and his generation) with grit, guts, and heart—
Die Hard, The Towering Inferno,
A couple of posters reference these sources of inspiration.
© 1988 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. The previous one-sheet is modeled after this iconic
sports Gill Sans.
would have been excellent alternatives.
poster pays tribute to the 1974 disaster flick
The Towering Inferno
The Towering Inferno
© 1974 Twentieth Century Fox. Brandon Schaefer
that the classic art for this one-sheet was painted by