Mark Pellington / Magnolia Pictures
MAIN TITLE | OPENING CINEMATIC
Longtime friend of Prologue and director of such box-office hits as The Mothman Prophecies and Arlington Road, Mark Pellington asked us to work on his film I Melt With You. The film follows four college friends who find themselves at crossroads in their lives while on their annual vacation. In this case, we chose to forgo the subtle approach in favor of a blunter presentation to underscore the harsh reality facing these characters. We designed custom stencil typography for the main and end titles, as well as the in-film supers and subtitles. We created a confrontational opening sequence, using this stencil typeface to call out the characters’ thoughts and beliefs as “I” statements that speak to their states of mind. The typographic treatment includes displaced and missing letters to convey lost aspects of each of the characters’ identities.