Suspiria Movie Menu Lettering

 
 Suspiria menu calligraphy // by NYC calligrapher Chavelli www.chavelli.com
 

I worked with Karla Otto to add whimsical lettering to these menus, used at a dinner celebrating the latest movie from Luca Guagdagnino, Suspiria.

The super eerie flick features a funky typographic logo with wonky letters of uneven sizes, thicknesses and colors. Naturally, the art direction from Karla Otto was to pair lettering that would mimic this style. Wanting the names to still be easily legible, I used a flat, round-tipped nib to create monoline capital letters (mixed in with a few lowercase ones for variety), arranged unevenly for a quirky look.

The effect is a whimsical but elegant headline on each menu that doesn’t compete with the Suspiria logo, but draws from its spirit.

Check out the write up about the dinner in Vogue!

 Suspiria menu calligraphy // by NYC calligrapher Chavelli www.chavelli.com
 Suspiria menu calligraphy // by NYC calligrapher Chavelli www.chavelli.com