Four of a Kind

Gun violence is evil but evil is one of the main ingredients of a good gangster movie. Recently, I noticed the use of a gun used as a letterform in the graphic design on a film package. I did a little brainstorming and a little research and quickly found several more that are all strikingly similar. Check out these four examples of handguns incorporated into logography in film and television marketing. Do any of them aid or inhibit legibility? Have you noticed any other examples?

Exquisite Criterion design for Melville's Le Doulos

Exquisite Criterion design for Melville's 'Le Doulos'

'Quantum Of Solace' Logo

Charles Bronson in 'Telefon'

'The Sopranos' Logo

2 Responses to “Four of a Kind”

  1. I’m not sure if I even would have noticed if you hadn’t pointed it out.

  2. […] I enjoyed reading the “The letter O in film poster design” and flipping through this collection of film posters. And here is a blog post about the use of guns as letterform. […]

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