Film logos from the 70s and 80s: Parts 1 to 3

Here is the first installment of some motion inspiration, saturated with styles, sounds and animation prevalent from when I was a kid in the 1970s and 80s. I talk a lot about logo animation being a big influence on the work I do today, and these clips are nice compilations of many of those memories.

If you were a kid in the 80s you will remember all those awesome (and often hilarious) intro logos at the beginning of VHS rentals, specifically if the movie was off the beaten path. There was a certain charm to the dusty sounding synth, the cheap motion and the distorting tracking lines at the bottom of the screen. It felt real and human, and most times were watched late at night with a group of friends. I started challenging myself back then with naming the film company before their full logo was revealed.

So, have a look at these amazing compilations and enjoy the many lasers, chrome elements and lightning blasts that made up a good chunk of my childhood.

2 Comments

  1. Wow thanks for posting these James…great way to start the day, I remember some of these from when I was a kid. Love the Prism and Media ones. I’m daydreaming of seeing my name between the bolts on the lightning video one haha it’s so ridiculous I love it. Oh and I think I’ve seen the Republic Pictures bumper image on a t-shirt for sale at the county fair :P

  2. Doubler

    seems like this justice video fits in here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xTBJBRG96E

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