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The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind movie poster

Contributed by Yves Peters on May 22nd, 2019. Artwork published in
March 2019
Key art by Akiko Stehrenberger.
Source: © 2019 Netflix. License: All Rights Reserved.

The cornstalks are a constant theme in the movie. It’s what drives William Kamkwamba to want to bring water to the village via electricity. I also felt it was a good way to show wind.— Akiko Stehrenberger, email

The limited color palette is gorgeous, with the gold of the cornstalks contrasting beautifully against the richness of the skin tones. The typography uses Netflix brand typeface Netflix Sans, paired with what looks like FF DIN. Read more in Screenfonts’ inaugural episode in Adobe Create magazine.

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