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ScreenFonts: January 2019 | The Leftovers
These posters didn’t make the
, but are still noteworthy for their design and/or typography.
By Bald Condensed
Bad Times at the El Royale
© 2018 Twentieth Century Fox. Taking their cue from the film’s locale,
let loose with luminous letters.
took inspiration from retro scripts in the same vein when he designed
rendered neon tube lights as
An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn
© 2018 Picturehouse Entertainment.
produced a fun, campy one-sheet with ITC Bookman’s swash caps. These, however, pale in comparison with the swashalicious extravaganza that is
. The most faithful interpretation of the original Bookman Oldstyle, Mark Simonson’s family sports over 680 swashes (the most of any Bookman digitization), making countless variations possible.
© 2018 Mr. Pictures.
’s stylish key art makes great use of evocative silhouettes and a glowing color palette, making the characters look like they’re frozen in amber. The image is tastefully framed in old, yellowed paper with the title set in Cheltenham. If you like subtle, stubby serifs, check out
© 2018 PBS Distribution. The blue-and-black duotone treatment with Franklin Gothic gives
’s theatrical one-sheet a vintage vibe.
’s definitive revision of this American classic, comes in six weights in four widths, all with matching obliques.
© 2018 Roadside Attractions.
effectively silences Susan Sarandon, censoring her mouth with a sunset scene and weathered typewriter type in this intense one-sheet.
© 2018 First Run Features.
produced a punchy, typographic poster. The alternating black-and-white images and deep-red, wood-type letters create a strong rhythm on the canvas, a throwback to both old boxing posters and vintage jazz-album art.
Titling Gothic FB
draw from the same sources.
© 2018 IFC Films.
seats Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan in front of a gigantic mushroom cloud in eerily sweet, soft candy colors, as they gaze at each other awkwardly. The title’s Scotch Roman shares roots with
Carter & Cone’s
On Her Shoulders
© 2018 Oscilloscope Laboratories. This suitably subdued one-sheet treats the delicate subject matter with respect and dignity, spelling out the title in spaced-out high-contrast serif caps.
have similar classical proportions and attenuated hairlines.
© 2018 4th Row Films. The use of Erik van Blokland’s Eames tells us that this interpretation of mid-century advertising posters is in fact a contemporary design. David Berlow’s
, based on Aldo Novarese’s Egizio, would be a fitting European alternative.
© 2018 Zeitgeist Films. Rainbow-colored glitter, cherry-red lips, and an iconic logo make this poster a no-brainer for a documentary about the legendary New York nightclub. If you want to talk disco, you can’t go wrong with