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The Typography of ‘Stranger Things’

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Sarah Gless, writing about the typography of Stranger Things:

    The opening to Stranger Things is pure, unadulterated typographic porn. With television shows opting for more elaborate title sequences (think GOT and True Detective), the opening of Stranger Things is refreshingly simple. It trims the fat and shows only what is necessary to set the mood. More importantly, it proves a lesson I’ve learned time and time again as a designer: you can do a lot with type.

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  2. theredline

    Trusted Supporter

    My wife LOVES the opening. She works in computer graphics (spelling?) and design and I could tell the moment it was over she was mesmerized!!! As was I!
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  3. rxbandit89

    probably over-caffeinated. Supporter

    I just started watching this show last night. They absolutely nailed that 80's aesthetic, and I cannot get enough of it.
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  4. Foshodude Aug 2, 2016
    (Last edited: Aug 2, 2016)

    I like cryptozoology, music, and stuff. Supporter

    Great article. Great show. Anybody know if the title was inspired by Stephen King's name? The layout is so similar. After looking at those book covers, I can't not see his name when I watch the opening credits.

    If you enjoy the music of Stranger Things check out SURVIVE. Two members of the band scored the show. And if you dig that style in general, check out Magic Sword, and Lost Years. You won't regret it.
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  5. Chris Kutsor

    graphics / web / digital marketing @ FSMG

    Love this logo design. Show is amazing too!
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  6. theredline

    Trusted Supporter

    I was just telling my wife that I want the music...awesome! Thanks!
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