Knives Out

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Title Design


Los Angeles

Knives Out is the critically-acclaimed and Oscar-nominated film written and directed by Rian Johnson. A twisty whodunnit that breathes new life into the genre with its sharp script, stellar ensemble cast, and wicked humor.

We created a custom typeface inspired by (and an homage to) classic Agatha Christie novels for the title and worldwide advertising campaign. A mix of sinister serifs and playful curves sets the tone for this knife-sharp whodunnit.


  • Typography
  • Branding
  • Creative Direction
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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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Knives Out Soundtrack
Knives Out Painted Poster


  • Creative Direction, Typography & Design

    Marke Johnson

  • Illustration & Painting

    Zachary Johnson


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