Had to put this up even though it’s a day late. Tough.


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As I finally got a chance to watch one of the year’s most critically acclaimed films, Black Swan,
I couldn’t help but notice the elegant typography used within the credits. Movie credits are an
essential to a good film and must fuse the visuals with the actual minds behind the film. Here
director, Darren Aronofsky, uses the dramatic Didot typeface to describe his dark, disturbing
ballet movie. Notice the opening credits use a black background, while the end credits use white.
View the movie stills below.
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I have been meaning to post this for a while ever since I saw the rebrand of Comedy Central.
Designed by thelab in NYC, Comedy Central completely changed their logo, which is meant to
play off the copyright symbol. The typefaces used in their commercials are Brandon
and the light font is Eames Century Modern. They work great together as they
create an obvious contrast. Check out the stills and video below, and see what I mean.