Kelly Hoppen is on a mission. To tackle bad taste, and improve interiors all over the world.
So goes the opening monologue of her new home improvement TV show (it seems a daily expanding genre), currently airing on Channel 5, Superior Interiors with Kelly Hoppen, from Anglo-American production company Optomen, providing a window into the interior décor of some of her clientèle.
I may yet post about her first venture into TV – there must after-all be a TV sweet-spot for interior designers somewhere between Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen and Ann Maurice?! – and may be she will be it.
This post though is about the opening credits. As with my post about Jeeves and Wooster, it is only to focus on them and to discover more about those responsible.
The closing credits list ‘Titles and Graphics’ to Michael Pipkin and Additional Graphics to Satsuma Designs.
Michael Pipkin works for the show’s production company the aforementioned Optomen as their Post Production Manager. A brief bio on their website does state that he ‘creates graphics and title sequences for various programmes’ but does not detail any program in particular. He has a Twitter account and his own website Pipkino but neither refers to this show that I could discover – he is either modest or perhaps it was a collective effort and it is not done practice to name the individuals involved. Or he is not in anyway responsible for them!
Additional credits were given as Satsuma Designs but I cannot believe the opening credits would be described as ‘additional’.
Therefore I am going to credit Michael Pipkin as the man mainly responsible for them, until I hear otherwise!
- Superior Interiors with Kelly Hoppen Review (busyellebee.wordpress.com)
- Kate Middleton Purchases a Six-Month Supply of Kelly Hoppen Home Fragrances (prweb.com)
- Kelly Hoppen Vintage Inspired Furniture Range Available at Loft Living Selfridges (chictip.com)
- Hoppen gets £60,000 over hacking (bbc.co.uk)