Bird Headed Monster

Lettering Design

Bird Headed Monster is a film based on the life and paintings of Dutch Renaissance artist Hieronymus Bosch. The film’s title is derived from a nightmarish figure from Bosch’s masterpiece The Garden of Earthly Delights, which depicts scenes of Heaven, Earth, and Hell on a three-panel triptych housed in the Museo del Prado in Madrid.

Custom lettering was commissioned for the design of the film’s release poster and was inspired by the grotesque hybrid forms of man and beast that Bosch painted in many religious-themed works to warn people from the path of sin. To convey this, each letterform was created as a collage of various animal parts and textures and designed in the form of a serif, fraktur, and sans-serif typeface to portray the converging of ancient, medieval, and modern-day time periods that occur in the film.

Project Credits

Creative Direction / Design: Anthony Furia

Bird Headed Monster Typography Design by Furia
Bird Headed Monster Letter B Design by Furia
Bird Headed Monster Letter I Design by Furia
Bird Headed Monster Letter R Design by Furia
Bird Headed Monster Letter D2 Design by Furia
Bird Headed Monster Letter H Design by Furia
Bird Headed Monster Letter E2 Design by Furia
Bird Headed Monster Letter A Design by Furia
Bird Headed Monster Letter D3 Design by Furia
Bird Headed Monster Letter E Design by Furia
Bird Headed Monster Letter D Design by Furia
Bird Headed Monster Letter M Design by Furia
Bird Headed Monster Letter O Design by Furia
Bird Headed Monster Letter N Design by Furia
Bird Headed Monster Letter S Design by Furia
Bird Headed Monster Letter T Design by Furia
Bird Headed Monster Letter E3 Design by Furia
Bird Headed Monster Letter R Design by Furia

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