I haven’t watched Stranger Things on Netflix yet. Why hurry? As a fan of typography, design, and vaporwave—or synthwave, retrowave, whateverwave—I’m too busy watching the opening of the series made by the creative studio Imaginary Forces accompanied by the awesome synth track by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of the band Survive. The subtle grain, the fading of the text… It looks so simple, yet it’s so well done.
Obviously, I’m not the only one savouring that opening sequence of pure synth and typographic bliss. Sarah Gless is a designer at Nelson Cash who wrote at length about her love of the type design of the series. Her studio likes the font and its kerning so much they even made a Stranger Things logo generator for you to enjoy.
If that’s not enough, here’s the Web design gem in the mix: the generator actually builds a SVG file with the text you input. The result you see on the page is all vectors and filters, which the browser will happily render into a PNG file you can download.