Have you seen the latest Sherlock Holmes movie, The Game of Shadows? The movie itself was outstanding, but what really stole the show (for me at least) were the end credits. Seriously, the people over at Prologue are nothing short of genius. They based the illustration and animation off of vintage magazine images (ones that would have been common in that era.)
There is a strong black/white dance going on, with a ton of dramatic contrast and emotion, combined with the delicate lines of an etching; the result of unique and impactful. I love the use of motion in each “image”. These designers and artists really know how to draw your eyes around the scene and use a simple splatters and lines to do so.
See for yourself! I think I’ve watched these end credits about 12 times over the weekend. No exaggeration.