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A place in the sun movie title screen

 
Look what I found!! Vintage movie title cards were not viewed as significant graphic design when they were created in the ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s. To look at them now, some are masterpieces of hand-lettering.
 
What’s still fairly ignored is the end title card. I recently stumbled upon a website by the Movie Title Stills Collection that offers a wealth of exemplary titles but also The Ends. Here are some goodies from 1950 to 1954 (mouse over the first image to see the second).
 
Do you know of any more movie-title web troves? Any favorite title sequences from old films?
 
 

 

 

 

The day the earth stood still movie title screen

 
 
 
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Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.

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