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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 was designed for Secret Movie Club, who screened the 1954 classic on 35mm at the Vista Theater in Silverlake.

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

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

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 “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 subtle shape of the letters in the title treatment mimic the outline of the apartment building in the film.

The subtle shape of the letters in the title treatment mimic the outline of the apartment building in the film.