I was able to ask Milton Glaser some questions about a few different topics such as art, design, education and more. If you’re not familiar with Milton Glaser, he is a world renowed graphic designer who is probably most famous for creating the I Love New York logo.
"The process of engaging in meaningful critique of your work decreases the amount of time spent holding on to design decisions that may not actually solve the problems you are facing and open the door to constructive conversations that highlight specific and actionable solutions you would not have arrived at on your own.”
I really like the watercolor look that starts fading in as a (almost) sun burst look in the background. I especially like the use of black and white shades and then the use of red and gold to create a great and pleasant contrast through the sequence
The credits are used to almost retell the story through the visual creativity:
"We could retell the film as a painted myth. As these were end titles, we could play with the events that the audience just saw." - Karin Fong
From the start, the images portray a cold, mysterious and isolated atmosphere, by showing the woods and the block of houses in total isolation.
The clip starts offering warning signs of what is due to happen; these signs start appearing from the bright red coat the girl is wearing, the blood near the basket, and the red flows which are still in the water; all of which stand out from the surrounding and therefore gain the audience attention.
The warning sign is also conveyed from the title; where the letter “a” in Durham County is replaced by a red triangle, which is clearly identified as a sign for hanger ahead.
I really liked this scene due to its use of color, patterns and typography. Again similar to Mummy, this montage gives a filling of a journey or adventure that may occur throughout the movie
The graphic style draws its influence from Victorian art and crafts, Indian paisley designs and William Morris wood block prints. All of these elements were carefully considered and adapted in order to make this title sequence unique. - ExistingVisual.com
The choice of drawing from and influenced by the Victorian art seems to be the right choice as the events which occur throughout the movie are set around the Victorian time
I really love the mixture of live moving images and hand drawn illustration. Note the freeze-frame of the live montage and a fantastic “splash” of color gets thrown other the hand drawn outlines.
The use of high color contrast between black white and red and the slow paste editing complimented through slow (typical) mysterious music, give a feeling that the movie would hold the attributes of a neo-noir (a movie genre derived from the traditional noir, black and white movies). Therefore, the scene sets a high level of mystery, tension and insecurity.
The imagery clearly describes a typical hostage situation with an incredible high national priority