I’m always observing graphic design in different things. The other day, while I was watching something on TV, the design of the title screen caught my attention. I figured that this would be a great idea to post on Design Informer. I quickly got to work and started researching. Come to find out that there were some great sites that have already collected hundreds of movie title stills.
Anyway, it’s really fascinating to look back at the past and see the way that they designed things back then. This post is kind of like a blast from the past. You’ll get a chance to see some designs from the 1900’s all the way up until 2009. So enough of my chattering, let’s take a look at this showcase of movie title stills from the last 100 years.
You may also be interested in the following related posts:
- The Art Of Film Title Design Throughout Cinema History1
- 30 Unforgettable Movie Opening Sequences2
- Best Tutorials For Cinematic Visual Effects3
Since we are already in the mood, here’s a bonus video for you to watch. I’m sure you’ll like this one. It brought up some childhood memories for me.
Scariest TV Logos From Our Childhood Link
Extra Resources Link
There are plenty of resources that you might find of interest regarding movie titles, stills, etc. Here are some of the sites that you should visit.
- Movie Title Stills Collection29
- Steven Hill’s Movie Title Screens Page30
- The Art of the Title Sequence31
- Movie Poster Breakdowns
So which movie title stills did you like? Which decade do you think has produced the best designs? What did you think of that bonus video? Please let us know by leaving your comments below. We would also appreciate it if you can tweet this article and bump it. Thank you!
Anyways, I hope that you have enjoyed this showcase of movie title stills. There are all kinds of ways to find inspiration and sometimes, looking at designs from the past can give you that fresh and unique design idea that you have been searching for.
- 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/10/the-art-of-the-film-title-throughout-cinema-history/
- 2 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/12/30-unforgettable-movie-title-sequences/
- 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/05/best-tutorials-for-cinematic-visual-effects/
- 4 http://www.shillpages.com/movies/mt1900s.shtml
- 5 http://www.shillpages.com/movies/mt1910s.shtml
- 6 http://www.shillpages.com/movies/mt1910s.shtml
- 7 http://www.shillpages.com/movies/mt1920s.shtml
- 8 http://www.annyas.com/screenshots/1920-1924/
- 9 http://www.shillpages.com/movies/mt1930s.shtml
- 10 http://www.shillpages.com/movies/mt1930s.shtml
- 11 http://www.shillpages.com/movies/mt1940s.shtml
- 12 http://www.shillpages.com/movies/mt1940s.shtml
- 13 http://www.shillpages.com/movies/mt1950s.shtml
- 14 http://www.shillpages.com/movies/mt1950s.shtml
- 15 http://www.shillpages.com/movies/mt1960s.shtml
- 16 http://www.shillpages.com/movies/mt1960s.shtml
- 17 http://www.shillpages.com/movies/mt1970s.shtml
- 18 http://www.shillpages.com/movies/mt1970s.shtml
- 19 http://www.shillpages.com/movies/mt1970s.shtml
- 20 http://www.shillpages.com/movies/mt1980s.shtml
- 21 http://www.shillpages.com/movies/mt1980s.shtml
- 22 http://www.shillpages.com/movies/mt1980s.shtml
- 23 http://www.shillpages.com/movies/mt1990s.shtml
- 24 http://www.shillpages.com/movies/mt1990s.shtml
- 25 http://www.shillpages.com/movies/mt1990s.shtml
- 26 http://www.shillpages.com/movies/mt2000s.shtml
- 27 http://www.shillpages.com/movies/mt2000s.shtml
- 28 http://www.shillpages.com/movies/mt2000s.shtml
- 29 http://www.annyas.com/the-movie-title-stills-collection/
- 30 http://www.shillpages.com/movies/index2.shtml
- 31 http://www.artofthetitle.com/