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Zero Dark Thirty Movie Posters

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Feb 10th, 2013. Artwork published in .
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    Source: http://impawards.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    US poster.

    The poster above by Ignition Print is a decent attempt, but doesn’t really work, according to Yves Peters:

    I find this exploration of the “images within letters” motif less successful. Agency was probably chosen because it is commonly used for action movies and war stories, and for its squarish features reminiscent of military typography. However the volume of the letters in this particular weight is barely sufficient to show enough of the images enclosed in their shapes. Also, having a different picture in every single letter makes the overall image too fragmented, rendering the story this poster tries to tell unintelligible.

    The Australian poster (by Dominic Smith) and UK poster address those issues, despite Helvetica being more common and conventional.

    An early teaser poster by BLT Communications blacks out the title with marker.

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    Source: http://impawards.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Australian poster.

    zero_dark_thirty_ver4_xlg.jpg
    Source: http://impawards.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    UK poster.

    zero_dark_thirty_xlg.jpg
    Source: http://impawards.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Teaser poster.

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    • Neue Helvetica

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