Monday, December 7, 2009

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

I've been renting "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" from Netflix. The animated titles and closing credits were done by Airside, a British design studio. Here's what they said about their approach to this assignment:
Researching into the areas of Botswana where the book is set, we found a tradition of hand-painted shop signage that perfectly captured the vibrancy of African design. Considering it was a plot point, we felt it was natural to continue this aesthetic through to the title sequences. Sourcing colours from African textiles we hand-painted pieces of wood, creating textures to be used within the animation itself.

Key scenes and characters from the film are presented as the narrative journeys from one title card to the next.

Anyway, every time the illustrated credits roll I think, "Gotta post this on WFoF!"

1 comment:

Andrew DeGraff said...

We should all move to Africa. They still let people paint there!