Some movies don’t seem to care too much about their logo and simply slap on some bland text and call it done. Then there’s these guys. These movies are the ones that stand out from the crowd. Not just because of their plot or their fan base, but because of their logo. It’s well done and sticks in your mind. When you see these logos, you instantly think of the movie.
The Harry Potter series has to be one of the most iconic movies of the 2000 decade, and is arguably the one with the most thought and energy put into it. Highly reminiscent of the books, the movie version plays more on the jaggedness of the iconic P, making the entire logo more pointed and hard looking.
Inception’s logo is actually quite clever. The theme of the movie is that you have to find your way into someone’s mind, and the mind is like a maze. The logo, therefore, uses mazes to spell it’s name, which is genius!
James Cameron’s Avatar sports a minimalist logo, but the logo does it’s job well. The logo is stylized to look tribial, but the designer gave it a blue glow, reminiscent of technology or something mystical or, in this case, both!
Speaking of avatars, The Last Airbender by Nickelodeon has an excellently designed crest representing it, even if the movie itself received negative reviews. Underneath the title itself, there are four banners, each representing the four separate nations of the avatar world.
The Ice Age series has very interesting design for it’s title. The main title is bloated and huge, covered with a light texture giving it the appearance of, you guessed it, ice. Clever and well done, if understated, design pay homage to it’s artist and make for one of the more memorable children’s movies of recent times.
Finally, from Disney, there’s Wall-E, a movie about a slightly depressed robot and his would-be girlfriend. Wall-E’s logo plays up the technical aspect, making it look like a design you might find on a PDA or laptop. The large “E” makes you wonder what Wall A-through-D were like.
These are just a sampling of the interesting ones. Next time you see a movie, look at it a bit more closely and see if you can see anything beyond just the words.