October 9, 2010

The Art Of Film Title Design in Cinema History

Smashing Magazine has a nice summary of The Art Of Film Title Design Throughout Cinema History. The article, by Julia May with help from DesignFilms, comes with examples, fonts links, and online references (The Art of the Title Sequences, Forget the film, watch the titles and more). Here's an excerpt:

The title sequence for “Thank You for Smoking” (2005) is a modern manifesto on typographic style in title design. The idea for using cigarette packaging for the opening sequence was suggested by the film’s director, Jason Reitman, and implemented by Shadowplay Studios. Typographica goes through the trouble of pointing out the fonts in the sequence:

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