One night stand: directed by Mike Figgis

One Night Stand is a 1997 American drama film by British director Mike Figgis. The film starred Wesley Snipes, Nastassja Kinski, Kyle MacLachlan, Ming-Na Wen. This was my second feature title sequence for director Mike Figgis. Once again my skills as a lettering artist came into use with the creation of a complete hand ‘scrawled’ font style. This typeface was meticulously worked out and drawn up on an A3 lightbox. The complete alphabet was scanned into photoshop and then cleaned up to assemble each of the cast and crew credits. However I soon found out that to ensure a spontaneous ‘written on a wall’ liquidity a percentage of the titles had to be drawn completely in pencil before inking in. This time consuming production method final paid off - and the title sequence with the live action atmospheric background was very hypnotic. Interestingly I have noticed that the ‘flickering’ internal texture within the titles have set a style that has been used on many feature films since.



Titles and Opticals: Cine Image Film Opticals.