Sid Lee was awarded an Emmy for “Godfather of Harlem” under Outstanding Main Title Design.
As part of Sid Lee, Digital Kitchen worked with EPIX on a drama series produced by ABC on Godfather of Harlem which reimagines an early 1960s story around infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson, Forest Whitaker, who returns from prison to find his neighborhood in disarray.
The main title is an homage to Romare Bearden, an African-American artist who created contemporaneous colleges in Harlem during the 1960s. Romare Bearden is known for constructing photomontages built from images out of magazines to shed light on African-American life. Marrying that with the show’s theme of social inequality and the African-American experience while utilizing the techniques and aesthetic of Bearden, the main title aims to reflect the show's intent.
“We are honored to receive an Emmy award for our creative efforts in conceptualizing and executing the main title design for such a poignant series,” said Cam Levin, Chief Creative Officer of Sid Lee USA.
Watch Godfather of Harlem title sequence here.
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