Art of the Title wants to show us how Daredevil bleeds.
If you’re like us and bemoan the continuing death of the television series title sequence in favor of boring title cards, you take note of those modern series, confident in their storytelling and the amount of time they have to tell their stories, that still produce full-fledged opening credits.
So indelible and defining are the titles for shows like Game of Thrones, Mad Men, and Hannibal.
Many of these sequences are art pieces unto themselves, and some can even be more stunning than the given hour of television that they are identifying.
Daredevil is a series fortunate enough to be blessed with both a compelling show and a breathtaking opening salvo that lets us know who is bringing this fine gift to us. A mood piece that elegantly and succinctly sets the tone of Matt Murdock’s world and paints the story of justice for NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen paid in blood.
The delightful site Art of the Title, which celebrates the masterful presentations of main titles in both film and TV, offers a fascinating look into the creation of DD’s title sequence.
Produced by the studio Elastic — responsible for GoT‘s titles, the sequences for both seasons of HBO’s True Detective, and the gorgeous opening for AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire amongst others — the credits for Daredevil have been nominated for a Primetime Emmy.
Head on over to Art of the Title for a great read. And for more, you can check out Variety‘s interview with Patrick Clair, Elastic’s Creative Director, below.