Binder was born in New York in 1925. His career started at Macy’s department store, before moving to Columbia Pictures. In the late 1950s he started designing title sequences for Stanley Donen. In 1961 he was spotted by the producers of James Bond and in 1965, he designed the titles for Thunderball – the sexiest and most graphic of the Bond titles. What looks like ink or dye in water is mesmerising against the silhouettes of the gun and the women swimming.
The Thunderball titles inspired the shoot by John Ross, and the animations we created for GF Smith.