If you have Netflix, you may have spent the festive break watching Marco Polo, the new original drama series currently running on the streaming service.

You won't have failed to be impressed by the title sequence, created by Mill+, which offers a sumptuous and sometimes shocking unfolding of ink-drawn illustration and typography on textured paper.

The series, written by John Fusco and produced by The Weinstein Group, follows the famed explorer’s early adventures as he travels the exotic Silk Road to Kublai Khan’s court in 13th century China.

From exquisite costumes to sweeping landscapes, the series recreates a rich and lavish world for Marco Polo to navigate as he accompanies Khan in his violent quest to become the emperor of the world.

The titles offer a stunning sequence of subtle subliminal metaphors inviting the audience to follow Marco Polo’s epic journey.

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