The Art Of Movie Titles

Legendary title designer Dan Perri explains how he designed iconic movie titles for directors like Lucas, Malick and Scorsese.

If fifty directors all set out to make their own separate lists detailing the “unsung heroes” of film, there’s one job so underappreciated (or just not thought of) that it would maybe make three of them.

That job is title designer. You might think, “eh, I agree with these directors, that’s not so important.” But consider Dan Perri, a true master of the art of the title—a process that, for him, can take anywhere from two months to over a year to complete.