Saul Bass was an American graphic designer best kown for his animated movie title sequences, notably working with Alfred Hitchcock on Vertigo, Psycho, and North by Northwest. Vimeo user Hexagonall pays homage to the simplicity and minimalism of Saul Bass by creating the titles sequences for “Lost” and “Tron” as if Saul Bass had done them himself. The animations are pretty cool and the accompanying music adds to the retro effect.
See the flashy title sequences below.
Lost vs. Saul Bass
Tron vs. Saul Bass
Hexagonall has also created posters to go along with these TV intros. See the set of Lost vs. Saul Bass posters here and the Tron vs. Saul Bass posters here.
With the mass popularity of television programming, shows have ditched those cheesy irritating video montages (where’s that fast-forward button?) in favour of more polished, visually appealing opening sequences. Smashing Magazine has broken down their list of top 20 brilliant TV show title sequences.
Here are my top five opening sequences.
Join Dexter Morgan as he goes about his seemingly ordinary morning routine. The opening sequence belies the cunning and killer instincts this man possesses.
There’s quite nothing like a day in the Roman Republic where betrayal, death, and copious amounts of sex were all commonplace. The series focuses on the lives of both rich and poor.
Smoking a fat cigar, Tony Soprano emerging from the Lincoln Tunnel and entering the New Jersey Turnpike on his way home. Life in “waste management” is seemingly cushy.
This opening sequences uses tarot cards to show the battle between good and evil set in the Great Depression between 1934 and 1935.
The IT Crowd
A funny 8-bit style animation about the antics of misfits Moss, Roy, and Jen in the basement IT deparment of Reynholm Industries.
Check out the full list and let us know your favourites.
Being stuck on a deserted island without hot chicks is like going to the strip club and finding out all the dancers are your cousins. It’s also like buying Penthouse Magazine to actually read the articles. Thankfully LOST provides some great eye candy to go along with the obtuse storyline.