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August 17, 2016 3:12 PM   Subscribe

makeitstranger.com is a toy that lets you generate Stranger Things-style logos with the text of your choice. Spaces, alas, are forbidden.
posted by Going To Maine (37 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Unfortunately it doesn't resize the horizontal lines, so your text has to be the same width as the original. I'm sure they can fix that...
posted by pipeski at 3:20 PM on August 17, 2016


Metafilter: metafilter.
posted by grumpybear69 at 3:22 PM on August 17, 2016 [2 favorites]




Nitpick, but one thing these generators get wrong is the "G". It should be flat on the left side (at least when next to an N or other horizontal lined letter, I assume). If I was a graphic artist I'd be making "Strange Design" t-shirts in this style to sell on Phish tour.
posted by Roommate at 3:29 PM on August 17, 2016 [3 favorites]


I'm sad it doesn't squish the Gs like in the original logo. It's my favorite thing about it (especially how they squash when the letters move together in the title sequence).
posted by zsazsa at 3:31 PM on August 17, 2016 [5 favorites]


Jinx, Roommate!
posted by zsazsa at 3:31 PM on August 17, 2016 [2 favorites]


Related: AskMefi
posted by Nanukthedog at 3:32 PM on August 17, 2016 [2 favorites]


Seems like a good place to drop this: Vox did a little video feature about the production on the title sequence.
posted by figurant at 3:34 PM on August 17, 2016 [5 favorites]


What's making that server make all that noise? What's keeping the mods up all night? Oh my god it's...
posted by MCMikeNamara at 3:35 PM on August 17, 2016 [12 favorites]


Not forgotten...
posted by davebush at 3:37 PM on August 17, 2016 [3 favorites]


Who?
posted by a lungful of dragon at 3:38 PM on August 17, 2016 [3 favorites]


No thread is complete without
posted by tzikeh at 3:48 PM on August 17, 2016 [5 favorites]




A disturbance? This one looks like a natural fit.
posted by RonButNotStupid at 4:05 PM on August 17, 2016




I like the letterforms squishing, and I like the sounds when the characters touch, join, reshape each other and gather as a coherent, strong whole from out of the grainy darkness. The intro sequence is more than just red letters set to lowpass-filtered square waves—it's the first season in microcosm.

I hope Imaginary Forces gets to do a different yet equally compelling title sequence for the second season.
posted by infinitewindow at 4:24 PM on August 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


Tip to toe
posted by supercres at 4:29 PM on August 17, 2016 [2 favorites]




Art of the Title interview with Michelle Dougherty of Imaginary Forces on the Stranger Things titles.
posted by figurant at 4:36 PM on August 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


Just according to keikaku*

*translator's note
posted by juv3nal at 4:48 PM on August 17, 2016


This is so much a Stephen King font. It makes me think instantly of Skeleton Crew, among others.
posted by zardoz at 4:50 PM on August 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


I love that saved text is part of the url. So you can see what other people have put in before you:

http://makeitstranger.com/arkham-asylum
http://makeitstranger.com/harry-potter

And if you just make up random stuff that no one has entered in yet, like this:
http://makeitstranger.com/randmom stuff here

You get a really cool looking http://makeitstranger.com/error-404
posted by Loudmax at 5:02 PM on August 17, 2016




Yes, I went there because there's nothing scarier...
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:32 PM on August 17, 2016


I have the
posted by frogstar42 at 6:06 PM on August 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


How my friend began the Stranger Things Logo Generator duel that consumed our day.
posted by greenland at 6:45 PM on August 17, 2016




If there is one thing I love more than iconic title card generators, it's sweet, self-flagellating nitpicking about alignment.
posted by Collaterly Sisters at 8:40 PM on August 17, 2016 [2 favorites]


A friend of mine did this and I just can't top it.
posted by jason_steakums at 8:54 PM on August 17, 2016 [5 favorites]






HMS...
posted by langtonsant at 1:25 AM on August 18, 2016 [1 favorite]




Common Occurrences
posted by Pendragon at 3:13 AM on August 18, 2016 [1 favorite]


It works on a couple levels.
posted by Phobos the Space Potato at 10:13 AM on August 18, 2016 [1 favorite]




For the folks in the election threads.

Alternate 1
Alternate 2
posted by Going To Maine at 2:44 PM on August 18, 2016 [1 favorite]


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