Christian Annyas’ Movie Title Stills website is an inspiration
I love movies. Westerns, horror, comedies, 80s action, musicals, silent movies – the whole lot. I like the way the movie can send a shiver down your spine as you watch a specific scene and the nostalgia a movie brings when you remember where you were the first time you saw it – with whom as well.
What the excellent Movie Title Stills site does best, is show you how instantly recognisable film titles are and how they set the scene and feel of the movie from the get go. There are some amazing examples of graphic design on offer, from Buster Keaton’s twee logo-based titling, through to the sinister looking M.
His site tracks movies titles from the monochromatic 1900s right up to technicolor 2012 and represent all the major studios. You can search entire movie collections and genres – such as the effortlessly cool James Bond or the unashamed eighties vibe of the Police Academy movies. Another great section is the Type of the Remake, which naturally compares typography from the original movies and sequels.
Christian has obviously spent years putting together this labour of love. If you love typography, take a look today – you won’t be disappointed. Truly inspirational.