New York based creative studio Trollbäck + Company designed the opening title sequence for the highly anticipated nightly commentary show, Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Considered one of the most progressive voices in the media, Olbermann returned to cable television June 20 on the Al Gore-helmed network Current TV.
Countdown's move to Current TV opened up the opportunity to upgrade the show's design to fall in line with the branding of the network. The creative team at Trollbäck focused on bringing the Countdown brand to a new sophisticated level that would speak to the existing fan base and reach a new audience.
The opener features Olbermann in an evening urban landscape surrounded by luminous elements appropriate for the new primetime slot. The final design was a sleek, updated version of the previous look and translated across all media and marketing of the show including website design, promos and print.
Trollbäck + Company is a creative studio communicating engaging ideas in the simplest, smartest and most visionary ways. Led by executive creative directors Jakob Trollbäck and Joe Wright, the collaborative group directs television commercials, designs film titles, brands networks and creates experience-based content for global brands. Past clients include advertising agencies BBDO, Anomaly, Euro RSCG and Y&R and brands Nike, Jaguar, HBO, ESPN and Target.
In addition to receiving a primetime Emmy for the opening title design on Mira Nair's "Hysterical Blindness," Trollbäck + Company has been profiled by Apple.com, featured in The New York Times, Creativity, Conde Nast and American Cinematographer and was showcased at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
Creative Director: Anna Minkkinen
Executive Producer: Mike Eastwood
Designer: Adam Wentworth
Designer / Animator: Lloyd Alvarez
Animator: Edwin Santacruz
Animator: Eric Konon
Animator: Julie Siemon
Producer: Whitney Green [less