The Dress You Have On
Short Film, Title Design
Having dated since high school and together through Jess's recent gender transition, both Libby and Jess have been struggling to define themselves outside of their marriage. This conversation marks the beginning of the end for this couple who loves each other but can no longer make their relationship work.
The title design and chosen typeface were centered around the beautiful complexity of this script. After the initial first read, it was evident that the typeface needed two weights to support both the strength and vulnerability of these characters and the film as a whole. The thin lines of the font are sometimes barely seen as not to encroach upon the very personal exposure of the scene. The bold text in contrast flashes briefly imprinting for a second and leaving your mind wondering if there was ever really there. The final title sequence intentionally overlays the window of two individuals lingering in the gray area of a relationship. Unlike most final credits, cutting out after the last scene, this plays continuously as you watch from the outside looking in at a very vulnerable and beautiful moment of transitions in two people's lives.