The Academy Awards are upon us yet again. Now in its 90th year, a new year brings a fresh slew of movie nominees. Three-hundred forty-one feature films are eligible for an award this year. So many good ones, too! The Shape of Water has thirteen nominations; Dunkirk has eight; Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has seven. And all of these films are up for Best Picture, as well.
As we have all learned from the 2017 Academy Awards, typography matters so much. Remember when Warren Beatty read off the wrong card for Best Picture? That showed why typography is important.
Even though there still isn’t a category for Best Movie Poster, we have once again taken the time to look over the Best Picture nominees and their film posters. Typography with elements of photography or artwork combine the best of both worlds — eye-catching imagery and ultimate readability. Well-done lettering on a poster can attract and keep an audience’s attention, setting a mood or tone for a lasting impression. A picture may paint a thousand words, but a picture with well-placed words speaks volumes.
Here are the 9 Best Picture nominees, along with our best guess for the font used in their title design:
The Shape of Water - MB Vintage Medium
Lady Bird - Amador Regular
Get Out - Helvetica Neue 93 - Black Extended
Dunkirk - Formula Extra Bold
Darkest Hour - Rama Gothic M Heavy
Phantom Thread - Garamond Premier Pro Light Display
Three Billboards - Biko Bold
The Post - Helvetica Neue Bold
Call Me By Your Name - Hijrnotes Regular
Click here to download all the fonts used in the 9 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.