Most of you have probably seen the epic movie, American Psycho… at least once.
America Psycho is originally from the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. The psychological thriller is told in the first person by Manhattan businessman, Patrick Bateman. He is a serial killer in his ‘spare time’. In 2000 the novel was adapted to the film by Mary Harron. The talented Christian Bale plays the role as Patrick Bateman brilliantly.
As a graphic designer, when I watched the move, one of the parts stood out for my amusement and appreciation. And in general it is one the most famous parts of the movie – the scene about the business cards. I like watching the business men use their business cards to compete with type, stock and print finishes.
That’s ‘Bone’. And the lettering is called something like Silian Braille.
Eggshell white with Romalian type. Nice.
Look at the subtle off-white colouring. A tasteful thickness of it. My God, it even has a watermark.
View the Business Card Scene on YouTube. I am not able to embed the video in this post. YouTube: Embedding disabled by request.
The image above, of the advert on the billboard has been going around the internet lately. An excellent add-on to the American Psycho repertoire.
I think I need to watch the movie again…