The historical beauty of the movie title card

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It's usually the first thing you see in a film — the title — and some filmmakers have elevated that moment to high-design art. And one enterprising lover of typography and cinema has created an online storehouse of the best.

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Illustration for article titled The historical beauty of the movie title card

Christian Annyas is a website designer who loves movies. According to his site, "I've seen a lot of movies over the years, and to prove I've sat through at least the first ten minutes of them I started making screenshots of the titles." Lucky for us, because Annyas has hundreds and hundreds of title cards on his site, cataloged by year from 1902 to the present.

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Seriously, go look. It's awesome.

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The Indiana Jones type face and coloring has to be the most iconic/easily recognizable movie typeface out there except for Star Wars. I think I see it copied for new products, events, etc at least a few times a year.

Can anyone think of any others? Star Trek doesn't count because it started as a TV series.