Daily Inspiration: Imagined Title Sequence for “Dexter” Inspired by Ty Mattson’s Graphic Posters

Los Angeles-based graphic designer, Ty Mattson of Mattson Creative, has made a habit out of designing custom posters as personal side projects for his favorite television shows- for both ABC’s Lost and Showtime’s Dexter series.

What began as personal side projects has turned into what seems like a Hollywood-graphic-designer’s dream come true. His design work for both shows has been widely recognized by the public, trade publications, and even the television networks. Showtime, for example, released limited edition prints of the Dexter posters and even invited Mattson to guest star on the show.

Now, Mattson has taken his poster graphics to the next level by developing an imagined, alternative opening title sequence for the Dexter series based on the style of his posters.

Mattson collaborated with Fashion Buddha to create the short video for Dexter’s below. “The poster series that I created for Dexter was inspired by mid-century modern design and particularly the work of Saul Bass – who developed both static graphics as well as animated title sequences. I’ve always wanted to design a title sequence, so it seemed like this would be a good opportunity,” he states on his Blog here.

Ty Mattson's Dexter opening title sequence based on his retro Saul Bass-inspired graphic posters.

Check out Mattson’s graphic posters based on the style of graphic designer, Saul Bass, for Showtime’s Dexter series. To see more examples of Mattson’s work, check out our previous article dedicated to his Lost posters (click here).

Ty Mattson's Dexter opening title sequence based on his retro Saul Bass-inspired graphic posters.

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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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