2016 Oscar Movie Poster Fonts

2016 Oscar Best Picture Title Fonts

Actors, directors, writers, technicians, and many other members of movie production crews will be honored at the upcoming 88th Academy Awards ceremony, aka “Oscars,” happening on February 28th, 2016. Even though movie posters don't get awarded – and are often overlooked – they play an essential role in the success of these movies.

The typographic aspects of the poster-design are ever changing and adapting, not only to fit the themes of the movies they represent, but also to speak to a specific target audience and quite possibly to a whole generation, if not a few.

Since we love all things "print" here at The Mines Press, we have decided to take a deeper look into the font faces used in the advertising of this year’s nominees for best picture.

The Big Short

The Big Short - Engravers MT Regular

No modifications, just different sizes for 3 words

Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies - Agency FB Bold Extended

-80 adjustment on letter tracking


Brooklyn - Futura T Book

127 increase in letter tracking

Mad Max

Mad Max - Agency Black

Modification made to M

The Martain

The Martian - Bourgeois Medium

118 increase in letter tracking with a slight decrease of 95% horizontal scale

The Revenant

The Revenant - News Gothic Bold

160 increase in letter tracking


Room - Rokkitt

95 increase in letter tracking with an 110% horizontal scale


Spotlight - Minion Pro Semibold Cond Display

102% on horizontal

Click here to download all the fonts used in the 8 posters above.

Which one is your favorite? Do you think the best films had the best posters this year? Don't see your favorite movie poster and would like to know the fonts that were used in it? Drop us a line in the comment section to let us know your thoughts, questions, ideas, and even requests for additional movie posters that were not covered in this article.

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