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ScreenFonts: May 2018 | The Leftovers

These posters didn’t make the cut, but are still noteworthy for their design and/or typography.

Bond’s minimal poster for Chappaquiddick
Chappaquiddick © 2017 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures. Bond’s strong key art repurposes the core elements of the American flag to suggest the bridge and the river in which Ted Kennedy’s car is sinking. The modernist icon Neue Haas Grotesk is a perfect match for the minimalist graphics.
Bond’s theatrical one-sheet for Chappaquiddick
This lackluster photographic one-sheet, also by Bond, is a radical departure (and not in a good way) from the stylish minimal version. Other very narrow typefaces that would work well here include Antenna Compressed, Titling Gothic Skyline, Amplitude Extra Condensed, and Agenda Ultra Condensed.
Bond’s final one-sheet for Chappaquiddick
Bond’s third version combines the best of both worlds, with Kate Mara’s character submerged in the blue area to hint at her fate. For an alternative to Alternate Gothic, look at the Extra Compressed widths of the expansive American gothic series Benton Sans, which is based on the same source material.
Theatrical one-sheet for Adventures in Public School
Adventures in Public School © 2017 Gravitas Ventures. Somebody got the memo that posters for indie coming-of-age films need to be predominantly yellow with hand-drawn block letters. Caslon’s Egyptian has a similar vibe.
poster for The House of Tomorrow
The House of Tomorrow © 2017 Shout! Factory. mOcean applies the yellow scheme to an inventive, stacked composition. Newlyn’s New Hero offers a refreshing take on the geometric sans genre.
Brandon Schaefer’s theatrical one-sheet for Lowlife
Lowlife © 2017 IFC Midnight. In a Twitter direct message, Brandon Schaefer told me: “Floating heads are weirdly fun, if only because I just keep trying to see if I can get them right.” And he does. Look at New Atten and Telefon for sans serif capitals with a similar architecture.
Theatrical one-sheet for Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami © 2017 Kino Lorber. The bright colors and sliced image make for a poster as exuberant and in-your-face as the artist, with her name in bright neon letters. Zavier Cabarga’s Neon Stream would fit right in here.
Gravillis, Inc.’s theatrical one-sheet for The Devil and Father Amorth
The Devil and Father Amorth © 2017 The Orchard. Raw and uncompromising brush lettering mirrors the intensity of the exorcism depicted in Gravillis, Inc.’s excellent theatrical one-sheet.
U.S. one-sheet for Hitler’s Hollywood
Hitler’s Hollywood © 2017 Kino Lorber. Superb use of colorized black-and-white photography in Matt Frost’s stunning poster. The “Germanified” Hollywood sign is a fun detail.
International version of the domestic one-sheet for Hitler’s Hollywood
The international version of the original German domestic one-sheet shows why colorization was the best option. The mosaic lay-out on black can’t disguise the inconsistent quality of the inset images. Because the German possessive needs no apostrophe, one had to be added for this English-language version. Note the incorrect use of Neue Haas Grotesk’s upside-down apostrophe. Rookie mistake.
LA’s theatrical one-sheet for Blockers
Blockers © 2018 Columbia Pictures. Oh, I see what you did there, Columbia Pictures and LA. This movie is not really called just Blockers, is it?
Main theatrical one-sheet for Ghost Stories
Ghost Stories © 2017 IFC Midnight. Glorious over-the-top retro poster with vintage Macbeth (yay!) and eighties go-tos ITC Garamond and ITC Avant Garde Gothic (yawn).
The Posterhouse’s character poster for Ghost Stories
© 2017 IFC Midnight. The Posterhouse designed a fun series of character sheets playing with the concept of images hidded in Rorschach blot tests.
The Posterhouse’s character poster for Ghost Stories
© 2017 IFC Midnight.
The Posterhouse’s character poster for Ghost Stories
© 2017 IFC Midnight.
The Posterhouse’s character poster for Ghost Stories
© 2017 IFC Midnight.
P+A’s character poster for Ghost Stories
© 2017 IFC Midnight. P+A went all out with their psychedelic collage-like compositions in garish colors. Windsor seals the artwork with a seventies look.
P+A’s character poster for Ghost Stories
© 2017 IFC Midnight. Kopius, Custer RE, Turnip, and Bookmania all evoke a similar atmosphere.
P+A’s character poster for Ghost Stories
© 2017 IFC Midnight.
P+A’s character poster for Ghost Stories
© 2017 IFC Midnight.