Saturday, January 21, 2012

Is It Just Me?

Last night we had a long overdue date night and went to see Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. It was excellent. I think is was just as good as the first, maybe even better. While the special effects were great, the action riveting, and the story entertaining, the thing that captivated me the most was.....the artwork and the FONTS during the ending credits. I recall the same thing happened during the first movie. I couldn't find any images from the new movie, but the same type of artwork and fonts were used in the first:

I love the sketchy, watercolor, grunge feel with the ink spatters. And the font is to die for.
The very same thing happened to me at the end of Robin Hood (2010).

I think I have a serious typography obsession; a font addiction; a graphic arts infatuation. My attention gets diverted from magazine ads, commercials, mail, movies, etc. by the fonts they use. So, am I alone in this? Is it just my own weird obsession? Or am I maybe closer to normal than I think I am?  {At least with other creative types.} If you go see Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows stay for the 8 minutes of credits. The art and the fonts are worth it!

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