The sombre mood of the titles establishes a suitable mood for the series of gruesome and bizarre murders which were apparently a weekly occurrence in (fictional) Oxford.
The TV adaptations of Colin Dexter’s books featuring the curmudgeonly opera-loving detective first appeared on ITV in 1987. ITC Serif Gothic – designed by Herb Lubalin and Tony Di Spigna, published in 1972 – was still going strong in the 1980s after becoming hugely popular in the 1970s.
Fonts In Use already has many examples of Serif Gothic, but if you want even more, visit serifgothic.com.
1 Comment on “Inspector Morse (1987) titles”
Funny to see how the blurriness of the TV graphics turn the letterforms pretty much into ITC Sans Gothic!