Thursday, February 8, 2007

Otto Preminger's Laura (1944). This is a typical poster for a film noir of the epoch. The idea is to display the "stars" while suggesting the film’s plot (not an easy task). In order to keep a compositional balance, the designer would present the figures in different sizes (depending that character's function in the movie) along with the lettering. The message was as important as the images. The man in charge for the art direction was Leland Fuller, who won Best Interior Design for Laura.

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