<p>Jules Guérin’s noir short remembers a time when gun violence was way classier.</p>
What do typewriters and firearms have in common? For a time, both products were manufactured by Remington, a company that saw to America’s needs, both textual and artillery, through World Wars I and II, among other conflicts.
That tidbit of information gives context to the noir animation Remington Requiem by French illustrator and animator Jules Guérin. Scored with a song by Babx, Remington Requiem tells the story of a femme fatale carrying out a mission to kill a mysterious man wielding a knife while she’s rocking a Remington (and we don’t mean a typewriter). Guess who wins this duel.
If you like the vintage typewriter style, you can download some fonts for free.