5 Designs We Love: Movie Poster Designs of the 70’sFebruary 10, 2014 - by Kory Grushka
In our latest edition of 5 Designs We Love, we take a look at 5 classic movie poster designs. When we decided to focus on movie posters as a subject, it immediately became apparent that there are far too many great poster designs throughout the history of motion pictures to ever narrow them down to a list of just five. So we thought we would share some of our favorites, and separate them into individual categories. Here are our favorites from the 70’s era.
1. Jaws (1975)
From the subtle fish hook “J” in the title treatment to the not-so-subtle shark emerging from the depths focused on his unsuspecting prey atop the ocean surface, the poster for Jaws is “Iconic” to say the least. While the proportions of the shark are almost cartoon like, the image feels completely realistic and believable through the masterful painting of artist Roger Kastel.
2. Animal House (1978)
3. Star Wars (1977)
4. The Stepford Wives (1975)
5. Alien (1979)