Knives Out

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Project

Film Title Treatment

Location

Los Angeles

Knives Out is the critically acclaimed and Oscar-nominated mystery film written and directed by Rian Johnson. A modern whodunit, the film follows a family gathering gone awry, after the family patriarch's death leads master detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) to investigate.

We created a custom typeface inspired by (and an homage to) classic Agatha Christie novels for the title treatment in the film and worldwide advertising campaign.

Disciplines

  • Typography
  • Graphic Design
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The director, Rian Johnson, was inspired by the memorable typography of classic Agatha Christie novels.

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We created custom typographic homage to these novels complete with sinister serifs and devilish details..

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We collaborated with artist Zachary Johnson on the illustrated cast end credits

Following the release we designed the album art for Nathan Johnson's original motion picture soundtrack

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And worked again with Zachary Johnson to create a limited collector's edition poster:

Knives Out Painted Poster

Credits

  • Typography & Design

    Marke Johnson

  • Illustration & Painting

    Zachary Johnson

Acknowledgments

Special thanks to director Rian Johnson and producer Ram Bergman for — most importantly — making these fantastic film, and for trusting us to bring its title to life.