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The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) movie posters

Contributed by Quentin Schmerber on Jul 29th, 2017. Artwork published in .
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    Inspired by Florian’s recent take on Dawn of the Dead I’ve chosen to explore the typographic galaxy of an other horror movie from the 70s: The Abominable Dr. Phibes by Robert Fuest and starring Vincent Price.

    On the main poster, the title of the movie, set only in lowercases, is composed with Kabel Heavy (“the abominable”, a version with shorter ascenders) and orange and black Filmsense (dr. phibes”, using an alternate s and a modified dot on i). The tagline is set in Windsor Extra Bold Condensed. All other pieces of information are set with several styles of Futura.

    Other graphic material promoting the movie get rid of Windsor and add Modernique to the equation.

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    The Kabel/Filmsense logotype is here replaced by a more classic Modernique title.

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    This alternate poster, more in the humoristic tone of the movie, replaces Modernique by an other Morris Fuller Benton’s creation: Broadway.

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    This alternate poster uses the Prisma & Pump combination, exactly like this record cover.

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    • Filmsense
    • Kabel
    • Modernique
    • Futura
    • Windsor
    • Broadway
    • Prisma
    • Pump

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    1 Comment on “The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) movie posters”

    1. Aug 3rd, 2017  8:01 am

      Fantastic variety! And the film is as stylish as these posters.

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