The good people at SumarineChannel are hosting the Sweeney Todd titles. They’ve also put up an interview (on the left-hand side of the page) with title designer Richarad Morrison and design director Shay Hamias (of th1ng).
On working with Tim Burton, Morrison said, “It wasnâ€™t anything straightforwardly agreed. Thatâ€™s the beauty of working with Tim. We met for a few drinks, discussed the movie, watched some parts of it… and then he just let me come up with anything really.”
Wow. Dream client.
I remember being struck by the titles when I first watched the film a couple weeks ago. The electric red hue of the blood seemed comically cheesy at first, but as I settled into the film’s aesthetic, it made sense. The titles perfectly set the tone for the twisted tale that followed.
UPDATE:There’s an interview with Richard Morrison about this project here.
Creative Director: Richard Morrison
Art Director: Shay Hamias
Director of Typography: Dean Wares
Executive Producer: Dominic Buttimore
Editor: Dan Lumb
CGI: Graham Christie, Vernon Victory, Jamshed Soori, Matt Redhead
Production Manager: Mark Farrington
Compositing: Peque Varela, Peter Ardiner, Corinne Ladeinde
Production company: Th1ng