Stranger Things Main Title Sequence


Winner of THE 69th Emmy Awards for Outstanding Main Title Design

Produced at Imaginary Forces

Creative Director: Michelle Dougherty

Designers: Arisu Kashiwagi, My Tran, Eric Demeusy

Lead Animator + Compositor: Eric Demeusy

Flame Artist: Eric Mason

Executive Creative Director: Peter Frankfurt

Executive Producer: Ben Apley

Head of Production: Tina Starkweather

Producer: Dunja Vitolic

Concept and design for Netflix's Original Series Stranger Things Main Title Sequence. Inspired by the Altered States and Alien titles and Stephen King book covers from the 80s, the idea was to abstract horror and the feeling of fear - to evoke something monumental, terrifying, and strange, purely through typography and without relying on imagery. Shown here are some of the original storyboard process frames before the titles turned red and various typographic explorations.