Some TV shows are known for their iconic opening credits. Even if you didn’t actually watch the show, you could probably recognize the Friends credit sequence just by hearing someone hum the song!

 

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Other shows, like True Detective, have been widely spoken about because of the beauty and simplicity of the opening credits. But if we are talking simplicity, maybe HBO Girls wins the first prize.

 

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With just a set of bold letters that appear for a mere 7 seconds on screen, designer Grand Jeté has explained to Fast Co Design how much creative freedom he felt while working with it. It allowed for many different combinations (some episodes had custom cards), and at times it managed to convey so much dramatic power.

You can learn the whole interview on Fast Co Design’s website.

Images via the video of the interview.