Some people like to look at fancy sports cars, elaborate houses or sparkly diamonds. I like to look at type. I’m the designer nerd who sits in movies and tells people what typeface the credits are in, or opens up a menu at a restaurant and complains about the lack of good design. Apologies to all my friends and family – I just can’t help it. While I may love typography, not everyone shares the same passion as I do.
I’ve harboured a love of films directed by Wes Anderson for a long time. They are perfectly quirky, whimsical, comical, and filled to the brim with endearing characters. They are often melancholy and awkward, yet they are always unique and beautiful. It’s definitely a bonus that most of Anderson’s films are brought to life by a shortlist of talented actors including Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman and Adrien Brody. Perfection!