The limited drama series 61st Street is set in the criminal justice system of contemporary Chicago. To set the tone for the show, we crafted an opening using the city’s grid as context. A single red line guides us through animated illustrations of life in the city, featuring key players in the show, all set against the rigid structure of the grid. In the end, the red line leads us down 61st Street to the location of the show’s fatalistic incident. There we find the title on on a street sign.