Přelet nad kukaččím hnízdem movie poster

This poster was designed for the 1978 screening of Miloš Forman’s award-winning movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) in Czechoslovakia. For the title, Jan Weber went back and forth between upright condensed and italic letters from Cooper Black, creating a nervous mix that perfectly captures the film’s atmosphere. This is further enforced by the repeated and blown up picture of the frantically grinning McMurphy. The smaller type mounted on a downward slope is in Universal Grotesk, a face that was ubiquitous in Czechoslovakia.