About the site
Art of the Title is an online publication run by Editor-in-Chief Lola Landekic and is based in Toronto, Canada. Launched in 2007, the site attracts an enthusiastic group of devoted readers from all around the world, currently reaching 400,000 readers per month.
Art of the Title is the definitive resource for title sequence design, spanning the film, television, conference, and video game industries. Featuring work from around the world, our aim is to honour the creators and innovators who contribute to the field and to give credit where it's due. We showcase innovative and interesting work, foster discussion, and welcome new voices. Information on how to submit work is on the Submissions page.
"Projectionists – pull curtain before titles.”
This note, stuck on the cans of film reels for Otto Preminger’s contentious new movie, The Man with the Golden Arm, sparked the industry’s capricious love affair with film titles. The year was 1955 and Preminger knew that his collaboration with graphic designer Saul Bass had produced something interesting. And he wanted his audience, who were normally spared the dull roll of credits, to see it. That simple cut-out of a heroin addict’s arm caused a sensation.
From the tense closeups of Kim Novak’s face in 1958’s Vertigo to the singing ruby lips of The Rocky Horror Picture Show in 1975; from the graceful, three-and-a-half minute crane shot in 1958’s Touch of Evil to the playful, referential intro to The Player in 1992; and from the shadow and substance of The Twilight Zone in 1959 to the intricate cartography of the 2011 TV adaptation of Game of Thrones, title sequences have prepared, captivated, thrilled, and inspired us.
Art of the Title is operated by Editor-in-Chief Lola Landekic from her studio in Toronto, Canada. She runs the site in addition to a full-time practice as a graphic designer. She has worked as a designer for newspapers The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, publishers HarperCollins and Random House, and in film. Her writing has been published in The Globe and Mail and AIGA's Eye on Design. Lola has been a speaker with a wide array of organizations, festivals, and design schools including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, SXSW, London College of Communication, California Institute of the Arts, and AIGA Design Conference. In her spare time, she contributes articles to Wikipedia.
Lola is available for speaking engagements and panel moderation (on topics related to title design, motion graphics, design education, illustration, and inclusivity). Please email here for details.
Supporting the Site
Art of the Title is reader-supported, which means that readers and fans have a direct impact on the quality and sustainability of the site. To ensure that Art of the Title can continue to preserve and celebrate the history of title design, become a patron today.
Talks & Events
In recent years, staff have given talks at a number of international events. If you are interested in having Art of the Title speak at your event, please see the talks & events page.
If you would like to become a contributor or have questions or suggestions for work to feature, don't hesitate to send us an email at