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Shock and Awe title sequence

Contributed by james millner on Feb 15th, 2015. Artwork published in .
    Shock and Awe title sequence 1
    Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk BBC Television and The Open University. License: All Rights Reserved.

    In the BBC television series Shock and Awe — The Story of Electricity, Professor Jim Al-Khalili tells the story of electricity. The title sequence animates a font — Harrington — that’s widely used outside the design world, due to being bundled with Microsoft Office, but making its first appearance here on Fonts In Use.

    The titles and multi-plane graphic sequences during the shows are credited to Harvey House Films

    Shock and Awe title sequence 2
    Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk BBC Television and The Open University. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Shock and Awe title sequence 3
    Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk BBC Television and The Open University. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Shock and Awe title sequence 4
    Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk BBC Television and The Open University. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Shock and Awe title sequence 5
    Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk BBC Television and The Open University. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Shock and Awe title sequence 6
    Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk BBC Television and The Open University. License: All Rights Reserved.

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    2 Comments on “Shock and Awe title sequence”

    1. Feels like a very odd choice to me, but I haven’t seen the series. Is there a lot of content from the Victorian era?
    2. There’s plenty of coils, sparks, brass, mahogany, Hawksby machines and Tesla coils, so yes lots of Victoriana. You can find the odd clip on Youtube …

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