Why simple typographic title sequences work

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I never watch science fiction horror, but the opening titles (and theme song) of Stranger Things real
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December 22 - Issue #8 - View online
Hi! I’m Gerben Dollen, smart capo at @TypeMafia. I really enjoy sharing my on- and offline observations. Every now and then I write my musings on design, typography in particular, and other interesting things I come across.

I never watch science fiction horror, but the opening titles (and theme song) of Stranger Things really sucked me into watching this great series. As today marks the darkest day of the year, the upcoming holiday season makes a perfect timing for an intense marathon session.

👆 Click image to watch the brilliant typographic title sequence 👆
Notes on Stranger Things’ title sequence
Fonts In Use: ITC’s Benguiat and Avant Garde Gothic
Some more words on the typography
Making of the opening title
What do you recommended to watch during Christmas?
On the other hand I also love the title sequence of the Dutch crime series Penoza. Because the opening title is so damn short. Just a single static typographic image frozen for a couple of seconds, so it doesn’t disturb the growing tension the viewer is just getting sucked into.
Now I have seen all this myself already, what should I watch next?
Happy holidays,
Gerben
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