The Ship (2002)

Concept and creative process

The titles for the BBC's documentary series about a 21st-century voluntary crew on a six-week journey from the east coast of Australia to Jakarta, Indonesia, retracing the famous voyage of Lieutenant James Cook aboard a replica of HM Bark Endeavour. A stylised compass and dynamic graphic wave lines and typographic destinations, representing the longitude and latitude as well as points on the journey, were combined with live action of the ship itself to give a sense of the adventure across this series.