Mini Moodboard: Memento

I started thinking about books from the previous post, and quickly made connections from printed manuscripts and hand-lettering to calligraphy and Peter Greenaway's The Pillow Book (1996). Unfortunately, I couldn't find any usable images from that film. Why can movie studios release any good photography stills, so people don't have to grab crappy ones off the TV?

Forced to move on, the movie Memento (2000) sprang to mind and I was off. Again, few decent stills, but I was able to work with this one of Guy Pierce. The captivating movie is directed by Christopher Nolan who also directed one of my favorites – Batman Begins. But I digress. Leonard, the main character, suffers from short-term amnesia. He develops a system of tattoos and Polaroids to hunt for the man he thinks killed his wife. This serves to highlight his personal pledge, as well as the inevitability of life.This naturally led me to pair it with a symbolic image of Memento Mori - Latin for "remember you will die." Until tomorrow...

Theme: Innocence Lost (V.4) 
Key words: lettering, tattoo, remembrance, mortality
L) Guy Pierce as Leonard in Memento, 2000.
R) "I Put a Spell on You," 2012. Photo by Txema Yeste for Numéro China