Designed the main title sequence for “Dickinson”, an American period black comedy series about Emily Dickinson, created by Alena Smith. The concept employs illustrations and etchings that visually represent Emily Dickinson’s life, relationships and work. I got inspiration from many Victorian Arts and the world of Monty Python Style.
While Dickinson was a prolific poet, fewer than a dozen of her nearly 1,800 poems were published during her lifetime. The poems published then were usually edited significantly to fit conventional poetic rules. Her poems were unique to her era. They contain short lines, typically lack titles, and often use slant rhyme as well as unconventional capitalization and punctuation. Many of her poems deal with themes of death and immortality, two recurring topics in letters to her friends.
There’s a confidence in a title treatment like this that, when it works, is delightful, endearing and contagious.
Art of the Title (Top 10 title sequence of 2019)
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Young H Kim
Designed and animated episode titles for Dickinson
Creative Director at Shine Studio.