Vintage graphic designers could ramp up, by way of the factor of color, the attraction of a presentation to be sold. Moreover, they could and did confine the color palette to one dominant hue, to introduce special effects. Film posters were most at liberty to use that route, by virtue of the color designs of the film itself.
It’s a range of communication which can be easily overlooked or at least underestimated; and here we finally get around to looking at it at some length. Accordingly, we’ll start with a vintage movie poster design in accordance with the powerful visual resources of director/writer, David Lynch, specifically his great tone poem, Blue Velvet (1986). The latter is one bluesy rush of sensibility, and the dominant title word portends the rough roads having been hard-wired to desires of soft, velvety payoffs.
Emitting an unearthly blue illumination, the magical lady comes into effect as somehow the source of the stars and temperer of the skies!
Midnight blue and its chord of grey. The lady of the night lives to make common cause, in her eyes, with the vast darkness of surreal space.
In a pure white land the key is celestial and buoyantly CLEAN!
Green freshness of the British countryside, endowing the land with promise, gusto and graces!
Silver moonlight washing the progress of introverted souls!
The golden glow of hope, bathing a domestic scene in the mysterious ways of fortune.
Three in a row, all coming at us, from various angles of a dominant color, steering us to unique discoveries in the mode of graphic design!