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Hidden Figures

Type in Motion

Sep. 2020 - Dec. 2020

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The main goal of this project was to create a visually interesting and appealing title sequence which focuses on type, the main characters, and the themes of the movie with a retro aesthetic. Another goal of this project is to emulate the 1960s era, while empowering women of colour who were not seen as equal at the time and are still fighting for equal rights today. 

A challenge of this project was to emulate the feel and themes of the movie without promoting the white-male narrative which is so apparent in this movie and at NASA in the 60s.

Inspiration & Story Boards

Hidden Figures

(themes: NASA, space, math, black women, 60s)

 

Quotes from the movie:

 

“Civil rights ain’t always civil”

 

“There’s no protocol for women attending”

“There’s no protocol for a man circling the earth either, sir.”

 

“Despite what you think, I have nothing against y’all.”

“I know you probably believe that.”

 

“Every time we have a chance to get ahead, they move the finish line.”

 

“Would you try to be an engineer if you were a white man?”

“I wouldn’t have to. I would already be one.”