The creative team at Big Block Design Group/BBDG was recognized for their main title design for Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey with a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in the category of outstanding main title design.
Inspired by Carl Sagan’s original exploration of the universe, BBDG’s creative directors Curtis Doss and Shaun Collings, along with visual effects supervisor Randall Smith and CG supervisor Tom Connors produced an epic show open for the show comprised of customized CGI, live-action footage and photographic elements.
The main title conveys a sense of wonder and also pays tribute to the series’ legacy, a transcendent vision of the mystery of the cosmos. The journey through the now-iconic eye bookends the initials C and S, which resolve to become the title “Cosmos,” the show’s branded image and a subtle and emotional homage to Sagan.
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey received a total of 12 Emmy nominations including outstanding documentary or nonfiction series, directing, cinematography, writing, art direction, special and visual effects, music composition, main title design, theme music, picture editing, sound editing and sound mixing.
Kenny Solomon, managing director of Big Block, said, “This project inspired us in so many ways and really spoke to our strengths in design, live action and visual effects. We are so proud to have an Emmy nomination and we are most grateful to the Cosmos producers for taking us on this epic journey.”