The poster layout for the A Streetcar Named Desire design is similar to the presentation of the films era, with the image sectioned off, the title above and star names below. The title font is taken from the credit sequence, and the style of the names is how they were presented on the poster.
Despite Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh being the headliners, the drawing is of Brandos character ‘Stanley’ and Kim Hunters ‘Stella’, perfectly capturing the emotion and sexual tension that resulted in one of the most quotes lines in movie history – “Hey, Stella!”. This image captures the raw passion between the two. Both their eyes closed, her tight grasp, his ripped shirt and rippling back. Brando was also known for his method acting and brooding presence, which this drawing captures.