Monday, January 16, 2012

Title Design: They Live

The first few titles of John Carpenter's "They Live" are very straightforward: white serif type on black. However, the presentation of the title instantly disrupts any false sense of normalcy by being much larger and hand-written. The scrawl of the lettering makes it feel like a message or warning, an excellent sentiment given the plot of the film.

What I particularly like is this lovely treatment for the title once it appears on screen:

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