Monday, December 14, 2009

December 14, 2009
Cranking up for another issue, our annual train issue. Dan The Man Harshberger asked me at the True West Christmas party last Saturday night what the cover concept was going to be for the photos of Marilyn Monroe and locomotive we sent down.

I told Dan my movie poster concept about the Durango-Silverton Railroad and how Hollywood saved it. Here is my rough for the cover:

And here are several old style movie posters I want to emulate:

And here's another page of posters from Bruce Hershenson's More Cowboy Movie Posters book:

I especially like the Sunset Trail lettering, above. While we're enjoying these, check out a couple more:

Sweet stuff these old classic posters. Check out the bent lettering on Arizonian. People try and simulate this on computers but it just doesn't track as well as the old hand lettering. Spoken, of course, by an old guy, who thinks the old ways were superior.

Sent all this down to Dan and he's hard at work on the lettering even as you read this.

“There are very few good movies. When one ends, it gets pretty quiet.”
—James Spader

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