Noir — Neo Noir
A publication dedicated to Noir cinema approaching both classical and Neo-Noir. The intention was to illustrate the most common concepts of this cinematic style over an editorial guide.
SCOPE: Graphic Design, Editorial, Cinema, Research, Concept
CLIENT: Academic Project
DATE: 01. 2019
In terms of content, this object illustrates sixteen Noir “clichés” that are presented here through a combination of stills from films of different ages, blending the contemporary and classic Noir. The purpose of this project was to clarify people about the specific visual elements and symbols of this style in an entertaining way. Noir is ordinarily associated with old black and white films. Therefore, the aim was additionally to prove that acknowledge films such as Pulp Fiction or Taxi Driver have strong Noir influences, being, in fact, Neo-Noir films.
With the intention of mixing films and create new sequences to introduce each concept, it was made meticulous research, collecting stills of seven films. The process itself was quite entertaining, to experiment which stills could match with each other originating new scenes, almost like playing with pictures.
The graphic arrangement has a lot of black and white contrast as the noir aesthetic, and negative space to emphasize the images. Despite being a clean layout, there are some scrawls and doodles on the pages to subtly simulate the idea of the detective notebook.
The Maltese Falcon, directed by John Huston (1941)
Double Indemnity, directed by Billy Wilder (1944)
The Lady from Shanghai, directed by Orson Wells (1947)
Touch of Evil, directed by Orson Wells (1958)
Taxi Driver, directed by Martin Scorsese (1972)
The Godfather, directed by Francis Coppola (1976)
Pulp Fiction, directed by Quentin Tarantino (1994)