Fabrication

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Descriptions by
EnormousRat and SuperMax124

Captures by
SuperMax124 and TheRealMarcel2000

Background

This is the vanity plate of John McNamara and Sera Gamble.

McNamara Paper Products

1st Logo (March 3, 1997-February 25, 1999)

Logo: On a white background, a paper airplane flies in, and 3 sets of text appear above and below the airplane. Above it is the curved text "McNamara", and below it is "Paper Products, Inc." and ""We Make Scripts"".

Technique: 2D animation.

Music/Sounds: A whoosh and a ding. This was only heard on overseas airings; American airings used this logo with generic ABC network music.

Availability: Seen on Vengeance Unlimited and Spy Game.

2nd Logo (October 6, 2000-May 4, 2012)

Logo: On a paper sheet background, we see the following stacked text "McNamara© paper products" in black. A paper airplane then flies into the screen and stops above the company name. A byline appears, saying ""We make scripts, so you don't have to."".

Variants:

  • Sometimes, the background is a cloudy sky and the airplane is yellow.
  • On the In Plain Sight episode "Father Goes West", the logo is stretched.

Technique: CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: Some paper crumbling sounds alongside a whoosh. Originally, it was silent or used the end theme of the show.

Availability: Seen on Fastlane, Eyes, the 2000 TV remake of The Fugitive, and the third season of In Plain Sight.

McNamara Moving Company

(May 28, 2015-April 1, 2020)

Logo: On a white background, we see a building with the stenciled text "McNAMARA", with "MOVING COMPANY" below it, on it in purple, with two smaller blue buildings next to it. Suddenly, all the buildings merge together into a truck, while the text morphs into "McMOVCO", and the truck floats up to the top of the screen. The byline "We Move You" fades in below.

Technique: 2D computer animation.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show.

Availability: Seen on season 1 of Aquarius and The Magicians. Despite being rebranded in 2016, it remained in use until the series' end.

Fabrication

1st Logo (June 16-September 10, 2016)

Logo: On a white background, the red Olivetti Valentine typewriter (but the word "valentine" is removed above the keys) is shown with a piece of paper on it. Then, a hand presses the "F" key on the keyboard and causes it to transform wildly into red 3D text saying "FABRICATION" in big capital letters.

Technique: CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme.

Availability: Seen on season 2 of Aquarius.

2nd Logo (June 18, 2021-)

Logo: On a black background, we see a white rectangle with "FABRICATION" on it.

Variant: On season 1 of the series, the logo shares the screen with the Nutmegger logo above.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: So far, seen on Physical.