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REVISITING: The Work of Pablo Ferro

 
 
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Pablo Ferro (1935-2018) was a graphic designer and film titles designer from Cuba. He was known his graphic and title design on films such as Dr. Stangelove, Bullitt, The Russians are Coming and L.A. Confidential. He also collaborated with Jonathan Demme for the credits on Philadelphia and acclaimed documentary about Talking Heads, Stop Making Sense. He sadly died last month on November 16, 2018. Here we remember some of his work.

 
Ferro collaborated with Jonathan Demme on  Stop Making Sense  (1984).

Ferro collaborated with Jonathan Demme on Stop Making Sense (1984).

 
Ferro designed the titles for Stanley Kubrick’s  Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964).

Ferro designed the titles for Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964).

 
Ferro collaborated again with Jonathan Demme on the American Drama  Philadelphia  (1993).

Ferro collaborated again with Jonathan Demme on the American Drama Philadelphia (1993).

 
Ferro designed the iconic title sequence for  Bullitt  (1968).

Ferro designed the iconic title sequence for Bullitt (1968).

 
The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming  (1966).

The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966).

 

Website Art of the Title created a visual retrospective of his work. Take a look below:

 
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