The New York Times, By Jon M. Gibson

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Introduction Kyle Cooper is one of the most prominent and influential designers of both the 20th and 21st centuries. As Jon M. Gibson states, his title sequences have, “…brought attention to an art form that has long been considered an afterthought…”. With more than 150 title sequences, five Emmy nominations, the Title of Honorary Royal Designer and the winner of the AIGA medal in 2014, Cooper has become a huge affect with title designers in the 21st century. His creation of the title sequence for Se7en (1995) is what brought the limelight to Cooper, after having such a success with both the public and filmmakers all around the world. The New York Times went so far as to say that this specific title sequence was one of the most important design innovations of the 1990s. Influenced by the works of Pablo Ferro, Saul Bass, Stephen Frankfurt and Maurice Binder, Cooper’s style and designs changed the way in which title sequences for movies, series and video games are done nowadays, by evoking a revival in the importance of a meaningful and well-designed title; something that had been gradually lost in the previous decades.

Pre Se7en Era As a child, Cooper was highly influenced by American horror films and horror comic books, which would leave him with an idea of “…evil as an active, supernatural force in the world.”A motif that is clearly seen in his work, as his sequences usually include depictions of evil or have dark undertones, like in Arlington Road (1999), where Cooper

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