In the words of Saul Bass: “My initial thoughts about what a title can do was to set mood and the prime underlying core of the film’s story, to express the story in some metaphorical way. I saw the title as a way of conditioning the audience, so that when the film actually began, viewers would already have an emotional resonance with it.”

Since the time of Bass, title sequences from some of our favorite movies and television series have left a profound impression on the work of our creatives at Village Print & Media. Today, we take a look back on a few of our favorite opening credits that sit quietly in our inspiration folders, ready to ignite a spark whenever we’re in need of a little stimulation, below:

The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)

Saul Bass

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

Danny Yount

Dexter (2006)

Ditigal Kitchen

Casino Royale (2006)

Daniel Kleinman

Mad Men (2007)

Imaginery Forces

Lolo (2015)


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