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Hunters (2020)

“For where you're going, there'll be bears. And there'll be wolves.” — Ulysses F. O'Harrison ...

SXSW 2020 Film Awards: Title Design Finalists

The SXSW 2020 Title Design Competition screening and judging process, set to take place on March 15th in Austin, Texas, was cancelled this year. So we've brought all the nominated work together here.For title designers in the United States, there are few avenues for formal peer recognition. There is no Oscar for title sequence design. In the United...

10 Women of Title Design – Part Six

We are ecstatic to present part six of our annual 10 Women of Title Design feature, bringing the number of women showcased to 60!In March of 2015, we published our first article in celebration of International Women’s Day entitled 10 Women of Title Design. Every year since, we've returned with a new group of 10 women in the title design industry to...

Nina Saxon: A Career Retrospective, Part 2

If there’s a pithy phrase that can be applied to title designer Nina Saxon’s career perhaps it’s Always be hustling.As Part One of our career retrospective discusses, Saxon started out as a visual effects artist on Star Wars (1977) and then spent the ’80s in a state of near-constant hustle, launching what was to become a 40-year career as a designer...

Top 10 Title Sequences of 2019 (2019)

The Best Title Sequences of 2019, as chosen by Art of the TitleFor our sixth annual list of the year’s top 10 title sequences, Art of the Title's panel of experts chose from among film, television, video games, events, and conferences. The Top 10 of 2019 were chosen based on criteria including originality and innovation, impact, atmosphere, relevance...

Melancholia (2011)

“Life is only on Earth. And not for long.” — Justine ...

Semi-Permanent Sydney 2019 (2019)

"Beauty is truth, truth beauty" wrote English poet John Keats in 1819. "That is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know." For creative directors Hazel Baird and Heidi Berg, however, Keats's eternal chiasmus is incomplete; their truth is so much more. In their opening to Semi-Permanent Sydney 2019, Truth is a savior and a shadow, a creator and...

Night of the Demons (1988)

“I've never heard so many disgusting stories in all my life.” — Judy Cassidy ...

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019)

“Ultimately I knew that words have power.” — Toni Morrison ...

Semi-Permanent Sydney 2018 (2018)

Over a few days every year Semi-Permanent is a pixel-pumping, creativity-boosting, and future-making series of events taking place in Sydney, Australia, and beyond.The festival was founded in 2003 by Murray Bell and Andrew Johnstone. Every year since its inception a designer (or design team) has been invited to create an opening title sequence to launch the...

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