Thursday, November 26, 2009

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies [OPENING TITLES]

I saw the movie a couple of weeks ago, it is utterly forgettable, but I was kinda expecting that given it's a story based in the despicable comic of the same name penned by Jeph Loeb (the man is to comics what kryptonite is to Superman, if you know what I mean). That being said, I have to admit that the gorgeous opening titles are a masterful excercise of graphic design and left me wanting to see more of the work created by Sarofsky Corp. for Warner Bros. I pretty much agree with their desciption (below) and it is always lovely to see how influential the work of Saul Bass has become in the field. In overall, it's a well deserved and unexpected homage.
“We created the feature main title for the new animated movie “Superman/Batman: Public Enemies” for Warner Video and DC Animation that tips the hat to Saul Bass. The project is a 2:17 long animated piece that captures the spirit of classic 1960’s film titles. Bold and slightly abstract, the animated twists and turns are geometric references to the power of comic heroes as pop culture icons and a playful lead-in for the graphic novel-style drama to unfold."
Via: The Art of the Title Sequence (You can watch the video in HD there. And if you're a clever cookie you can also download it but you didn't hear that from me.)

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