Latest from the Screen-based Design category

Hollow Man (2000)

“Hollow Man” (2000) directed by Paul Verhoeven, has a title sequence that sets the movie’s ambience beautifully through music, color, typeface and motion. The music in the title sequence is composed by Jerry Goldsmith. Goldsmith’s other work includes the soundtracks for “Alien” (1979), “Total Recall” (1990) and “First Knight” (1996). The music for “Hollow Man”…

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)

The title sequence for my film, Superman/Batman Public Enemies, is an all-digital sequence for an animated movie. It uses lots of bright, primary, flat colors. It focuses mainly on the colors most heavily associated with its two main characters; red, blue, white, black, and yellow. The sequence uses iconography associated with the characters that appear…

Facebook Gifts Icons

Among Susan Kare’s repertoire of user interface related projects is her work for Facebook’s “Gifts” feature. This facebook feature’s purpose was to allow people to purchase digital “gifts” sent to other people as ways of showing that they were thinking about them or wanted to do something kind, for $1 each. The proceeds for these…

The Chicago Typeface

About the Chicago Typeface Among the most important projects undertaken by graphic designer Susan Kare, who is known for her early work at an emerging Apple Computer, was her typographical work. She was responsible for designing the default system typeface for the Macintosh, which was the typeface whose character defined the first contact with personal…

How Bruce Mau Design Re-Evolved Netflix

When Bruce Mau Design revamped Netflix’s systems of interaction and visual identity in 2019, Netflix already had a very strong identity and a firm grip on its place in the market. Holding onto that but also evolving it and adding value was going to be a challenge. For Netflix’s business model, the way content is…

Zuzana Licko – Digital Typefaces

One of Licko’s bitmap designs (Image from typostitch.com) Designing Digital Typefaces Licko was the first of her kind, the first of many to begin creating typefaces digitally. And this is not done the way it is now, she worked with dots, and bytes, which are the equivalent to today’s pixels. At the time, people had…

Zuzana Licko – A Magazine for Exiles

Inside one of Émigré magazine’s pages, (from emigre.com) Émigré – Co-Created by Zuzana Licko The magazine was created to feature the couple’s original font creations, which were completely revolutionary with the new coming digital age. The creation of the magazine began with Licko’s husband, and several of his friends, who later dropped out because of…

Kyle Cooper’s American Horror Story Title Sequence

One of Kyle Cooper’s popular creations is the opening title sequence for American Horror Story.  The show has 9 seasons, and there will be more, so the show has gone on for about ten years.  Cooper has been integral in the creation of all of the title sequences, which have changed every season according to…

Katsui’s Global Brain Poster

This poster was designed by Mitsuo Katsui in 1996 for the GALA. Katsui’s work featured in an exhibition of seven independent contemporary artists as part of a series called ‘Global Brain.’ There is little information to be found on this event and the poster itself. If one were to google search ‘GALA Yuzawa,’ a website…

Around the World In 80 Days

  In the film Around the World in 80 Days, the design language of Saul Bass when constructing the title sequence focuses on reflection. Bass included the title sequence at the end of the film, rather than the beginning, to depict notable moments from the movie and allow viewers to reflect. Bass’ use of caricatures…

The Incredible Hulk

I reviewed the opening title sequence for “The Incredible Hulk” movie from 2008. Fortunately this movie and its title sequence was made by Marvel, a company known for its high energy and stunning productions. As such there was plenty of information and design elements in the short three minute title sequence. Starting with the company’s…

Dexter

Dexter has one of the most brilliantly composed opening title sequences. I have seen the entire TV series, and I remember as I watched the first few episodes, I could not look at the opening credits without grimacing or looking away. The intro gives the audience a normal-looking guy performing a mundane morning routine with…

Re-Animator

The Film before the Film Noah Weaver   The movie first begins by taking us directly into a university setting. There are people speaking german, while dramatic music plays in the background. We then follow a bellowing german woman, a well dressed man and two police officers as they break into a locked room where…

Rubicon Title

Rubicon is an American conspiracy thriller series broadcasted in 2010. The series follows an intelligence analyst working for the API (American Policy Institute). He then discovers that he may be working with member of a secret society that manipulates world events on a grand scale. The title sequence for the show utilizes lighting, motion and…