Thank you to SXSW for both the Special Jury Recognition and the Audience Award for the Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn in the Title Design category.
Shine designed, animated and produced the main on ends title sequence and “grievance” graphics for “Birds of Prey”. For the title sequence, Shine created unique, hand drawn illustrations of the wild sets for a dynamic, animated reprise of the film’s climatic ending. For the grievances, hand drawn, character based graphics were created and animated as expressions for the villains.
Each character is represented by a graphic image that represents their strength. For Harley, her icon was the sledgehammer. For Huntress, it was the crossbow – as she was known by Gotham as “The Crossbow Killer. Canary used a canary, or a “songbird” as her strength was her voice. Montoya, the cop, was represented by the badge. Cass had the stuffed beaver from Harley’s apartment. And Roman Sionis was placed in front of the red stage in his nightclub.
A femme force to be reckoned with, the Birds of Prey is traditionally an all-women group of vigilante operatives who’ve gone on covert missions across the globe. Originally a partnership between Black Canary and Oracle, the team’s roster has grown over the years to include friends—and frenemies.