Cheeky Design
 I try to decide early on how to both honor the original look of the film, and transcend it, making it contemporary.

The Third Man

Gaining inspiration from film noir, one of my favorite genres, I designed this Third Man poster. Deep shadows, gritty textures, mysterious looks, all provided me with great inspiration in the design process. This is another collaboration with Secret Movie Club, who presented this on the original 35mm film stock at the historic Vista Theater in Silverlake.

 I try to decide early on how to both honor the original look of the film, and transcend it, making it contemporary.

I try to decide early on how to both honor the original look of the film, and transcend it, making it contemporary.

Hand lettering is an element I love to incorporate in my design work. It gives the overall design a sense of authenticity.

Hand lettering is an element I love to incorporate in my design work. It gives the overall design a sense of authenticity.

 There’s never a wasted moment in film noir, whether it be in the suspenseful storyline, the rich atmospheres, the stolen glances, or the extreme framing. I wanted to apply all of those elements to inform the design, creating a rich tapestry.

There’s never a wasted moment in film noir, whether it be in the suspenseful storyline, the rich atmospheres, the stolen glances, or the extreme framing. I wanted to apply all of those elements to inform the design, creating a rich tapestry.

Film titles should be honored as their own standalone piece. I use the fonts and lettering to capture the essence of the film, while trying to make it unexpected.

Film titles should be honored as their own standalone piece. I use the fonts and lettering to capture the essence of the film, while trying to make it unexpected.