INCLUDED IN HIS NEW BOOK, 'HOLLYWOOD TITLES DESIGNER / A LIFE IN FILM'
Dan Perri designed the titles for Brian De Palma's Wise Guys, which is included in his new book, Hollywood Titles Designer / A Life in Film. On Instagram today, Perri shared a brief excerpt about his design for Wise Guys:
“Brian De Palma is known for his serious, violent films. But Wise Guys was broad and funny for Brian. And, he wanted a broad title treatment that signaled that it was a comedy. So, graphic animation of letter shapes and silly shoot-em-up seemed suitable for the film.
I started with messing with the MGM logo by spinning it into a dot that became the connection with the “I” in the titles. And, to bring a sense of humour to it with bright colour and “tough guy” red typography that was nicely punctuated by Ira Newborn’s funny, silly music” - an excerpt from Dan’s book “Hollywood Titles Designer / A Life in Film”.