Spring 2023

Jump cuts: Matt Willey

The Responder (2022)

Creative team: Nick Marabella. Animation: Shira Inbar. Font engineer: Diana Ovezea. Music: Matthew Herbert.

Killing Eve, season 3 (2022)

Client: Sid Gentle Films. Network: BBC America. Creative team: Pablo Delcan. Animation: Shira Inbar. Filming: Giles Revell. 3D rendering: Shira Inbar.

A Spy Among Friends (2022)

Client: BritBox, ITVX. Creative team: Chantal Jahchan, Nick Marabella. Animation: Shira Inbar. Type: Henrik Kubel, A2-Type.

Opening titles for The Responder (2022)

For The Responder, a gritty police drama set on the rainy streets of Liverpool, Matt Willey’s team created a blurred, animated logotype for the title card and a wide, cinematic typeface for the credits. Willey drew a typeface that nodded to the language of the type used on the police cars and emphasises the wide format. ‘But I wasn’t sure it was interesting enough as the main title card,’ says Willey, who instead drew a typeface based on the vernacular white-painted signs on British roads – ‘SLOW’, ‘STOP’, etc. – with their foreshortening and extreme reverse contrast …

Opening titles for all episodes of season 3 Killing Eve by Matt Willey’s team.

Stills from the opening titles for A Spy Among Friends (2022)

John L. Walters, editor of Eye, London

Read the full version in Eye no. 104 vol. 26, 2023

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