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ScreenFonts: November 2018 | The Leftovers

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

LA’s teaser for Kin
Kin © 2018 Lionsgate. The multicolored aura surrounding Myles Truitt’s profile in LA’s teaser looks sumptuous, and its luminosity reappears around the title’s modular letters. Arbotek Light Rounded shares the letters’ strict geometry and rounded finials.
LA’s theatrical one-sheet for Kin
Limiting the color palette to bright blues and radiant reds on a night-blue canvas makes all of the elements gel in LA’s vibrant main theatrical one-sheet for this science-fiction action movie.
Midnight Marauder’s theatrical one-sheet for Nico, 1988
Nico, 1988 © 2018 Magnolia Pictures. Midnight Marauder puts the cult singer-songwriter and former Velvet Underground vocalist literally in the spotlight in his wonderfully poetic one-sheet. Blippo’s circular letterforms are a prime example of eighties display typography; Dunbar Tall is reminiscent of this style.
Alphaville’s theatrical one-sheet for The Wild Boys
Les garçons sauvages (The Wild Boys) © 2018 Altered Innocence. Midnight Marauder recently formalized his frequent collaborations with Tony Stella as Alphaville. For this poster, Midnight Marauder added loose brush capitals to Stella’s painted art. Underware imbued brush lettering with artificial intelligence and named it Duos; it would have worked well in this context.
Theatrical one-sheet for Summer of 84
Summer of 84 © 2018 Gunpowder & Sky. Make the rough brush letters more energetic and angular to capture the spirit of horror cinema’s eighties heyday.
Theatrical one-sheet for Blue Iguana
Blue Iguana © 2018 Screen Media Films. The ransom-note-style typography is consistent with the collage aesthetic in this poster for an action comedy.
Festival poster for Skate Kitchen
Skate Kitchen © 2018 Magnolia Pictures. Pink crayon handwriting on a monochrome bright-yellow image makes this festival poster pop.
Theatrical one-sheet for Skate Kitchen
The main theatrical poster tones down the colors but adds a surreal touch by having the young adults use a giant banana as a skate ramp.
Theatrical one-sheet for BuyBust
BuyBust © 2018 Viva Films. These two posters approach the action-movie genre from opposite perspectives. The one-sheet for BuyBust is a psychedelic explosion of color, a baroque orgy of violent vibrance. The woodtype-inspired sans capitals remind me of Titling Gothic Black and Rhode Bold.
Theatrical one-sheet for Mile 22
Mile 22 © 2018 STX Entertainment. The poster for Mile 22 goes black and white, with just a splash of red in the film title. Inspired by the gritty, low-res aesthetic of long-range surveillance drone photography, Switch added glitch artifacts and opted for a dot-matrix design in the role of supporting typeface.
Bond’s theatrical one-sheet for The Little Stranger
The Little Stranger © 2018 Focus Features International. As a metaphor for the crumbling manor that becomes a character on the same footing with the actors in this horror mystery, Bond disfigured the portrait of the doctor.
Theatrical one-sheet for Madeline’s Madeline
Madeline’s Madeline © 2018 Oscilloscope Laboratories. Brandon Schaefer has the actors peeking through crimson theater curtains to symbolize the blurred line between performance and reality. The contrasted sans serif used here reminds me of Monokrom’s award-winning Vinter and Jan Maack’s recently released IvyMode.