Bureau Blank Enters The Movie Business
Well, not exactly, but we did design the titles for a short film!
Bureau Blank designed the opening title and credits for the film "On The Run," a film featured in The New School's 2011 Noir Festival.
Since the film's story of a man challenging his fate is a tribute to the classic Film Noir genre, we wanted the titles to give a nod to the era as well. We were inspired by the deep contrast, shadows and bold, action-driven type often used in films from the '30s, '40s, and 1950s.
Like the New York Times' Alice Rawsthorn and legendary designer Saul Bass, we think the title plays a supporting role in encouraging the audience's emotional connection with the film. And if the Academy decides to create an Oscar for film titles, we wouldn't mind staying up a little longer to watch!
See the film for yourself here: On The Run (runtime: 6:35)