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Zardoz (1974)

Contributed by R B on Dec 8th, 2018. Artwork published in .
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    Poster – designed by Ron Lesser – and trailer for John Boorman’s 1974 film Zardoz.

    Images from the Zardoz cinematic trailer, where action scenes are interspersed with bold typography and type seen through a glass sphere.
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    Images from the Zardoz cinematic trailer, where action scenes are interspersed with bold typography and type seen through a glass sphere.

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    1 Comment on “Zardoz (1974)”

    1. Dec 14th, 2018  7:48 pm

      Logo designed by Michael Doret. He writes more about it in his blog.

      The design of this treatment was derived from one of the plot elements in the film—crystal rings. Originally my design had the two Zs mirroring each other, but it was decided that would interfere with legibility. John Boorman liked my solution so much that he used it in the opening credits for the film.

      It has been suggested by others that this design was the original inspiration of many rock and roll band logos done by others—such as “Asia” and “Anthrax”:
      I have no knowledge that this actually was the case, but looking at them now I have to admit that it seems likely.

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