I designed and lettered another retro title-card inspired by one of my favorite classic holiday films!
The trailer for the film featured large funky type with some silly copywriting but was beautiful nonetheless. (See below.) Imagine seeing such large unusual typography in the theater!
The main titles were presented straightforwardly, in all of their slab serif glory, and gorgeously ornamented. (See below.) They were just a tease of the detailed vignettes Vincente Minnelli meticulously created to tell the story of an ordinary family with ordinary problems but with extraordinary talent and sincere care.
For my reinterpretation, I referenced the wood details found in the doors and woodwork of the house, built for the film on the MGM lot, and the original film type with some additional details.