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Projects

    • The Resistance Banker  2018
      [In production] Feature film
    • Orange Fever  2018
      [In production] Feature film
    • Doris  2017
      [In production] Feature film
    • A Gentle Creature  2017
      Feature film
    • Storm: Letter of Fire  2017
      Feature film
    • Public Works  2015
      Feature film
    • Feature film
    • Feature film
    • The Longing  2017
      Feature film
    • De Premier  2017
      Feature film
    • Layla M  2016
      Feature film
    • The Day My Father Became a Bush  2016
      Feature film
    • Feature film
    • Feature film
    • Feature film
    • Documentary
    • Borgman  2013
      Feature film
    • Feature film
    • Matterhorn  2013
      Telefilm
    • Exit  2013
      Telefilm
    • Feature film
    • Oom Henk  2012
      Telefilm
    • Feature film
    • Feature film
    • Feature film
    • Pizza Maffia  2011
      Feature film
    • Dusk  2010
      Feature film
    • Animated short
    • Feature film
    • Feature film
    • Storm Bound  2007
      Feature film
    • The doom of the SS van Imhoff  2018
      [In production] Documentary
    • Klem  2016
      Psychological thriller
    • Toren C 6  2016
      Comedy series
    • A'DAM - E.V.A. 3  2016
      Drama series
    • Betrayal 3  2015
      Psychological thriller
    • Undercover  2015
      Telefilm
    • Drama series, 8 episodes
    • Toren C 1-5  2014
      Comedy series
    • Betrayal 2  2013
      Psychological thriller, 10 episodes
    • Drama series, 7 episodes
    • Family series, 13 episodes
    • Betrayal  2011
      Psychological thriller, 12 episodes
    • NOFF 2010  2010
      Viral Nederlands Online Film Festival
    • Kwik-Fit  2006
      Internet commercial
    • Caro Emerald - The Ghost of You  2017
      [In production] Music video
    • The Day My Father Became a Bush  2016
      Feature film
    • Title design
    • Clean Hands  2015
      Title design
    • Ventoux  2015
      Title design
    • Kidnep  2015
      Title design
    • In the Heart  2015
      Title design
    • Documentary
    • Opening title for drama series, 3 episodes
    • The Dinner  2013
      Title design
    • Title design
    • Music video
    • Projections on backscreen
    • In depth article on on-set graphics

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Feature films

The Dinner

2013  Eyeworks Film & TV Drama, director Menno Meyjes

In 'The Diner', after the best-seller of Herman Koch, two couples spend an evening in a restaurant. They talk about everyday matters, things people talk about during meals: work, the latest movies, the war in Iraq, holiday plans, and so forth. But in the meantime, they avoid what they should talk about: their children. They did something terrible that can destroy their future…

The title sequence consists of two parts. We start in blue. This refers to the iconic book cover of Herman Koch's novel. When we arrive at the title - similar to the book typography - we visually literally jump into the movie. Where typography in the first part is still static, it becomes dynamic now.

In the second part, we use a typography that has the look and feel of the menu of a modern restaurant. As a font, we used the Trio Grotesk. Trio Grotesk is an interpretation of a font from the 1920s/30s. The famous Dutch typographer Piet Zwart designed the original ‘Trio Grotesk’.

Despite its Dutch origins, this font fits in a tradition in which the famous American font Copperplate also has its origins (used for the titles of, for example, ‘Panic Room’). They breathe the same atmosphere and character, where the Trio Grotesk has a more subtle shape. Just the aspect that it is a 20s/30s typeface let the letters fit very well with the shapes of the letters of the 'The Diner' logo, but also closely matches the style of the movie.

As the camera floats along the empty tables, due to the still empty restaurant where the preparations for the evening are busy, the names of the actors appear on top of a table. From the tables where the drama will play that night, ‘the titles’ look at you like ghosts. They are there, and also not there. The characters are all in the same restaurant, but all have their agenda. This title design subtly sets the atmosphere of the entire film.

De titels openen in lijn met de inmiddels iconische boekomslag van 'Het Diner'. Strak in het blauw, zakelijk. Klassieke typografie.


Na de hoofdtitel gaan we letterlijk 'de film in'. De camera zweeft door het nog lege restaurant, terwijl de namen van de acteurs boven de lege tafels hangen. Met hetzelfde lettertype wordt nu een meer menukaart-achtige typografie neergezet, passend bij een modern restaurant.