“Top Gun” VHS tape


“Top Gun” is a film released by Paramount Productions in 1986.  The movie is about a Naval Fighter Weapons School, where men hone their flying skills.  It stars Tom Cruise, who plays Lieutenant Pete “Maverick." 

Top Gun was a wildly successful film; it was the highest-grossing movie of 1986.  This VHS package is an important part of graphic design history because it represents the visual language of the popular movie in one single design. The repetitive use of horizontal lines draws the eye effectively into the typography and down to the image.