For this project, I was tasked with picking a movie and expressing its script solely through a typographic book and typographic movie trailer, and I could pick any movie I wanted. As a music-lover and cello player myself, the choice was obvious: “Amadeus.”
“Amadeus” is told from the point of view of Mozart’s rival composer, Salieri, and the hand he played in Mozart’s death. Amadeus is a dark tale that is visually stunning and brought to life through Mozart’s most famous music. The three themes that are highly present throughout the film are music, jealousy, and death.
The final book and trailer capture the dark essence and classic era in which the movie takes place through its use of typography, hand-drawn music notes, and textural elements like bloody fingerprints and scorched pages.
Express the dramatic, sinister, and emotional tones of the movie "Amadeus" solely through type.
Graphic Design, Print Design, Motion Media, Typography