Because the only thing that would make Game of Thrones even cooler as it is — given that it’s chock-a-block with blood, violence, giants, boobs, incest, giant walls of ice, massive doggies and red-heads with wicked arrow skills — is a Saul Bass-inspired opening credit sequence. Complete with smoky saxophone by Dave Koz.

Take a bow, Milan Vuckovic. Now I wanna see the show that goes with these opening credits you designed. (And I never will, so I’m just gonna take that bow back. Tease.)

(Via Slate)

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