Jessica Hische: Moonrise Kingdom

As a longtime fan of Wes Anderson, I am always excited for a brand new film to be released, “Moonrise Kingdom” is no exception.  As of this writing, I have yet to see the film, but that isn’t the purpose of this post. Last year, I attended an event at Utah Valley University which featured Award-winning illustrator and graphic designer Jessica Hische who does amazing work with type. Her clients have include Tiffany, Target, American Express, and now Wes Anderson.

She did the titles for “Moonrise Kingdom” …Check it out! Great work!

This year I had the absolute honor of creating the film titles for Wes Anderson’s newest film, Moonrise Kingdom. I worked directly with Wes and his small team of co-producers to bring his vision to life. The film is based in New England in the early 60s, you can see the trailer here. The initial direction was based on Ed Benguiat’s Edwardian Script, but the direction shifted toward something more hand-hewn looking and lightly referencing titles from a Chabrol film. I was hired to create the 20 or so credits in the beginning of the movie, and a typeface to be used for the end credits. I ended up creating two fonts—a display and a text weight of the same typeface. I will be able to sell the typeface commercially one year after the film’s release. Working with Wes was an absolute dream and I was amazed and impressed at just how involved he is with every aspect of his films.


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