Brief History of Title Design

Have you ever realized after watching a movie that you liked the title sequence better than the film itself? Or were you simply impressed by the ingenuity and creativity of the designers who got your attention just by showing the title of the film and the names of the actors and directors? This happens to me quite often and this is why I have been a big fan of The Art of the Title Sequence blog for some time. Still not sure what I’m on about, then check this out.

A Brief History of Title Design from Ian Albinson on Vimeo.

Presentation video for the SXSW “Excellence in Title Design” competition screening.

Editor: Ian Albinson
Initial concept: David Horridge
Special thanks: M. Keegan Uhl, Bill Simmon
Music: RJD2 “Ghostwriter”

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Full film and television listing:

Intolerance
Phantom of the Opera
King Kong
Modern Times
My Man Godfrey
Make Way For Tomorrow
Citizen Kane
The Maltese Falcon
Gun Crazy
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Lady in the Lake
Fallen Angel
The Thing
Singing in the Rain
The Man with the Golden Arm
Anatomy of a Murder
Psycho
North by Northwest
Vertigo
Grand Prix
To Kill A Mockingbird
Dr. No
The Pink Panther
Goldfinger
Dr. Strangelove
Bullitt
Barbarella
Soylent Green
Mean Streets
Star Wars
Saturday Night Fever
Superman
Alien
Raging Bull
The Terminator
Brazil
The Untouchables
Do The Right Thing
Forrest Gump
The Naked Gun
Cape Fear
Reservoir Dogs
Delicatessen
Natural Born Killers
Freaked
Se7en
The Island of Dr. Moreau
Mimic
Donnie Brasco
Mission Impossible
Dawn of the Dead
Fight Club
Catch Me If You Can
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
The Fall
Casino Royale
Six Feet Under
Carnivale
Dexter
Mad Men
Iron Man
Juno
The Kingdom
Wall•E
Sherlock Holmes
Up In The Air
Zombieland
Scott Pilgrim vs the World
Buried
Robin Hood
Machete
The Social Network
Enter The Void


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Wednesday, March 16th, 2011. Filed under: Kinetic Typography Logo Animation Title Design Video

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