The opening titles for cult TV-show Twin Peaks is almost as famous as the cherry pie from the RR Diner. Designed by Pacific Title for the original run of the series, it takes is due time with a calm pace reflecting the new age signature by Angelo Badalamenti. Sublime landscapes of northwestern americana lull the viewer into that decidedly Peaksian state of mind.
The condensed weights of ITC Avant Garde Gothic are set forest brown with a paranormally green outline. The signature gesture would be repeated for the 2017 revival of the show.
Series co-creator Mark Frost recalls the creation of the sequence:
I can remember watching the first day of dailies and thinking, ‘This is going to work.’ There was just something about it. It had a sense of gravity that was very real. Even the credit sequence. [Lynch] and Angelo [Badalamenti] had written the theme. We’d shot a bunch of second unit stuff for the credit sequence and laying it against that music, your jaw dropped.
The mid-show/end titles apparently are set in Arial Italic.
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