Art of the Title covers ‘Se7en’

A wonderful look at the title sequence from Se7en. I still remember my experience in the theater with the film rather vividly; that staccato-edited macabre opening was amazing, dare I say influential later on when I started designing at work. Just look at the detail noted here:

The typography itself – which would likely break several guild legibility rules in modern times – was hand-etched into black-surface scratchboard and manipulated during the film transfer process to further smear and jitter it. This transfer was then cut up and reassembled during post production to add a final layer of temporal distress.