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Final Destination: The Title Sequences (2000)

For most successful horror film franchises, the river to box-office gold runs crimson with the blood of gleefully slaughtered teens. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Final Destination series, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2020. Over a ten-year period and five films (with a reboot on the way), the franchise raked in over $650 million...

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

“Well, Clarice — have the lambs stopped screaming?” — Dr. Hannibal Lecter ...

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

“Give yourself over to absolute pleasure.” — Dr. Frank-N-Furter ...

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020)

“Number one: no one is like me.” — Harley Quinn ...

Uncut Gems (2019)

“They say you can see the whole universe in opals.” — Howard Ratner ...

2020 Emmy Nominations for Main Title Design

The 2020 Emmy nominations were announced on July 28th, including the nominees for this year’s Outstanding Main Title Design award. This is the first time in the award's history that a total of seven title sequences have been nominated.Santa Monica-based studio Elastic continues to dominate the category, claiming four of the seven nods for their work...

Hunters (2020)

“For where you're going, there'll be bears. And there'll be wolves.” — Ulysses F. O'Harrison ...

SXSW 2020 Film Awards: Title Design Finalists

The SXSW 2020 Title Design Competition screening and judging process, set to take place on March 15th in Austin, Texas, was cancelled this year. So we've brought all the nominated work together here.For title designers in the United States, there are few avenues for formal peer recognition. There is no Oscar for title sequence design. In the United...

10 Women of Title Design – Part Six

We are ecstatic to present part six of our annual 10 Women of Title Design feature, bringing the number of women showcased to 60!In March of 2015, we published our first article in celebration of International Women’s Day entitled 10 Women of Title Design. Every year since, we've returned with a new group of 10 women in the title design industry to...

Nina Saxon: A Career Retrospective, Part 2

If there’s a pithy phrase that can be applied to title designer Nina Saxon’s career perhaps it’s Always be hustling.As Part One of our career retrospective discusses, Saxon started out as a visual effects artist on Star Wars (1977) and then spent the ’80s in a state of near-constant hustle, launching what was to become a 40-year career as a designer...

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