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Trollbäck Titles Mavis Staples Documentary

The opening titles for Jessica Edwards’ documentary Mavis!, celebrating iconic gospel singer and civil rights activist Mavis Staples, were designed by Trollbäck. Inspired by the halftone palettes and iconography of 1970s album covers, the title design is built around archive photography and presented chronologically, from the early years of the Staple Singers, into the Stax Record era and beyond.

Trollbäck also collaborated with Edwards to produce motion graphics sequences throughout the film, enhancing stories of music and activism from performers such as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt and Chuck D. The graphics use retro visuals to capture the spirit of an era and a movement.