Film Constellations

I truly love anything to do with..

  1. Stars & Space
  2. Star Wars
  3. Typography

….so to find something that combines all these three is very rare, but Manchester based studio Dorothy have come up trumps again, following on from their success on the Song Map and Film Map, they’ve now created these stunning Star Charts based on the films of Hollywood. These beautifully crafted ‘typographical style’ Constellations, which look to have taken a lot of research and skill to execute, feature some of my most favourite films to come from Hollywood.

It seems Dorothy only initially planned to release the Golden Age Star Chart but got carried away and created the Modern Day version as well which they’ve included…you guessed it… STAR WARS, they’re also working on some ‘genre-specific’ prints based on the themes of science fiction and horror…I can’t wait for those also.

All are available to buy on the Dorothy webstore….

What Dorothy Had to say..

Dorothy on The Golden Age Print

The Golden Age version of our Hollywood Star Chart features constellations named after some of the most culturally significant films to have appeared on the silver screen since 1927 – 1960’s. The stars that make up the clusters are the Hollywood stars that appeared in them.

The chart is based on the night sky over Los Angeles on October 6th 1927 – the release date of Al Jolson’s ‘The Jazz Singer’, the first feature-length motion picture with synchronized dialogue which heralded a new era for cinema and the decline of the silent film.

The 62 films featured include those chosen for preservation in the US National Film Registry due to their cultural, historical, or aesthetic significance; Academy Award winners; and a few personal favourites. Films include King Kong, The Wizard of Oz, It’s a Wonderful Life, Gone with the Wind, Casablanca and Rebel without a Cause

Dorothy on The Modern Day Print

The Modern Day version of our Hollywood Star Chart features constellations named after some of the most culturally significant films to have appeared on the silver screen since 1960 – present day. The stars that make up the clusters are the Hollywood stars that appeared in them.

The chart is based on the night sky over New York on June 16th 1960 – the date of the first showing of Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ at the DeMille Theater. With its new approach to storytelling, characterisation and violence it is seen as a key movie in the start of the post-classical era of Hollywood.

The 108 films featured include those chosen for preservation in the US National Film Registry due to their cultural, historical, or aesthetic significance; Academy Award winners; and a few personal favourites. Films include Easy Rider, Bonnie and Clyde, The Exorcist, The Godfather, Chinatown, Star Wars, Pulp Fiction and Avatar.

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