Posts Tagged ‘ Retro ’

Layout | Newcastle Festival of Dance Posters

I really like this poster series for the Newcastle Festival of Dance by Amy Rodchester. Polygon blocks were created at varying heights and arranged in a chessboard type pattern and topped by images of dancing feet. The arrangement then was photographed giving a slightly uneven pattern. The black and white photos of old fashioned shoes and the pastel tones give a nice vintage touch to what would otherwise be a very modern poster.

Design Work Life » Amy Rodchester: Newcastle Festival of Dance Posters.

Typography | Metropolis free font

Metropolis is a great looking art deco display face free to download.

Metropolis free font | Fontfabric™.

Layout | Vintage Movie Posters worth a bit of money

The Guardian has a collection of the 10 most expensive movie posters. Expensive not in production, but in the value of the physical poster to a collector. Most of these are great examples of vintage horror movie illustrations, but also include the beautiful Metropolis design. I love the custom type on these posters, and there are some great compositions and perspectives.

Top Selling Film Posters: Top Selling Film Posters - Metropolis, 1927

Top Selling Film Posters: Top Selling Film Posters - The Mummy, 1932

Top Selling Film Posters: Top Selling Film Posters - Metropolis (German Poster), 1927

Top Selling Film Posters: Top Selling Film Posters - The Black Cat, 1934

Top Selling Film Posters: Top Selling Film Posters - The Bride of Frankenstein, 1935

Top Selling Film Posters: Top Selling Film Posters - Dracula, 1931

Top Selling Film Posters: Top Selling Film Posters - The Black Cat, 1934

Top Selling Film Posters: Top Selling Film Posters - King Kong, 1933

Top Selling Film Posters: Top Selling Film Posters - Flying Down to Rio, 1933

Top Selling Film Posters: Top Selling Film Posters - Frankenstein, 1931

The 10 most expensive film posters – in pictures | Film | guardian.co.uk.

 

Layout | Vintage Movie Titles

Steven Hill’s Movie Title Screens Page is a great resource for viewing old movie titles, and how they have changed, as well as some great pieces of custom typography and layout. Here are some excellent vintage ones from 1900-1950.

shillPages – Movie Title Screens Page.

Typography | Lost Type Co-op Free Fonts

The Lost Type Co-op has a pay-what-you-want model for all the typefaces, if you want the font free then type 0 in the download box. The font designers get 100% of any pay donations.

The fonts are largely retro and vintage display faces, and mostly all caps, although there are a few exceptions such as the excellent serif Pigeon.

 

Lost Type Co-op | Browse Fonts.

Layout | Penguin James Bond Book Covers

An excellent series of Penguin James Bond book covers from 2008 to celebrate the centenary of Iam Fleming’s birth. The covers are in the style of the opening credits to the Bond movies, with great custom typography overlaid on sexy images of bond girls.

James Bond Penguin Cover Prints | Retronaut.

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