Written by John Squires
Summer 2016 will best be remembered here in the horror community as the season that gave birth to Netflix’s Stranger Things, which in just one month has become one of the most beloved television shows EVER. We love pretty much everything about the show, right down to the incredible opening credits sequence that we found ourselves unable to ever skip past. That font. That font is everything.
As many have noticed, the Stranger Things title font evokes the spirit of old Stephen King book covers, and it’s just one of the many things that the Duffer Brothers absolutely nailed in their quest to make the show feel like a long lost relic from the 1980s. Trust me when I say that EVERYTHING looks cooler in “Stranger Things font” – it’s actually called ITC Benguiat* – and now you can, with the press of a button, write ANYTHING in that font.
The fan-created “Make It Stranger” website allows you to type two lines of text and instantly transform your own words into a Stranger Things-inspired logo, which you can then download or instantly share on social media. It’s super fun and we can’t stop making things Stranger, and we encourage you to play around with it and share your creations in the comments section below!
*Head over to VOX to see an awesome video about the creation of the Stranger Things title sequence!
A love letter to the supernatural classics of the ’80s, Stranger Things is the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.