Back in 2011, Graphic designer Christian Annya compiled 30 1980s horror movie poster logos in a post subtitled: Lettering and typography from the pre-Trajan era.
He laments the lack of creativity in today’s horror movie logos, writing:
“Logos/wordmarks like (you saw in the 1980s) are gradually becoming extinct. They’re being replaced by Trajan, which has become the go-to font for horror movie posters. As a result, very few movie identities stand out from the crowd. Typography is hardly ever used anymore to express the theme or atmosphere of a movie.
But, Trajan is still better than Comic Sans.
Here’s what those horror movie logos might look like if Hanna-Barbera was releasing the films.
Thanks to BuzzFeed designer Chris Ritter for these laughable logos.