Maigret (1961)

Concept and creative process

Opening titles for a crime series from the novels of Georges Simenon. The memorable opening scene of the inspector striking a match and lighting his pipe was a constant feature of all the Maigret episodes. The following live action introduced the specific episode. The filming was by the production, the logo and title lettering filmed by the graphic designer on a rostrum camera and supplied to the film editor as mattes and masters with which to order the film optical from the film laboratory.