Tao Lin

The Devotion of Suspect X

A title sequence made for a book called “The Devotion of Suspect X”, a Japanese mystery/crime novel.

I capture the mysterious and suspicious sense of the storyline in the mood and tone of the music. My type treatment is rather invisible. It is inspired by the way the main character, Yosuko, a mathematician, was trying to help his neighbor cover the murder of her husband. I employ the use of type in the math equation, layering on the ink drop footage to imply the murder scene in an abstract way.