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Rear Window

A nod (or maybe a full bow) to the noir cinema posters of yore, here is my design for the Hitchcock classic Rear Window. This is another collaboration with Secret Movie Club, who screened the 1954 classic on 35mm at the Vista Theater in Silverlake.

 I wanted this design to reference the look of vintage film posters, yet with modern stylings and an unconventional color scheme.

I wanted this design to reference the look of vintage film posters, yet with modern stylings and an unconventional color scheme.

Classic film posters used to take on a lot more, they told a story through their lettering and style. I wanted to bring that back.

Classic film posters used to take on a lot more, they told a story through their lettering and style. I wanted to bring that back.

 “We’ve become a race of Peeping Toms. What people ought to do is get outside their own house and look in for a change.”   –Stella (Thelma Ritter)

“We’ve become a race of Peeping Toms. What people ought to do is get outside their own house and look in for a change.”

–Stella (Thelma Ritter)

Shadows and mise en scene are quintessential elements of a good noir. I created the color palette around these components.

Shadows and mise en scene are quintessential elements of a good noir. I created the color palette around these components.

 The title treatment depicts tension through added distressing, while the subtle shape of the letters form the outline of the apartment building the film takes place.

The title treatment depicts tension through added distressing, while the subtle shape of the letters form the outline of the apartment building the film takes place.