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The Third Man Movie Poster

Contributed by Florian Hardwig  on May 19th, 2013. Artwork published in .
Source: Dark City Gallery. License: All Rights Reserved.

New official La Boca film poster for the Carol Reed movie The Third Man (1949). Designed for the Dark City Gallery and StudioCanal, there will be two limited edition screenprints available: Metallic Silver & Black (edition of 75), and Blue & Pink (edition of 150). All signed & numbered, and hand-printed in the UK. —

The primary typeface for this poster is Fanfare (Louis Oppenheim, 1927). Apparently, the designers of La Boca were unhappy with some of its capital letters, so they replaced them with shapes that are derived from the lowercase – see C, M, V and W. The script is Filmotype LaSalle, designed in 1952 by Ray Baker. Looking at a word like ‘Alida’ reveals that Filmotype’s official digitization (Patrick Griffin, Rebecca Alaccari, 2008) – the version that is used here – is superior to competing releases.

Thanks to @monokromfonts for the pointer.

Source: Dark City Gallery. License: All Rights Reserved.

4 Comments on “The Third Man Movie Poster”

  1. StefanB says:
    May 20th, 2013  8:29 am

    I guess the other fonts must be Cassannet (Regular and Outline) and Neutra Condensed with Alternates (see G).

  2. May 20th, 2013  3:57 pm

    Cood catches, Stefan! Updating now.

  3. May 21st, 2013  12:21 am

    is it Fanfarre or Taull?

  4. May 21st, 2013  3:05 pm

    Good indeed, Stefan! I saw Cassanet before, but it was eluding me.

    Daniel, Taüll is certainly in the same ballpark (and equally stunning), but the typeface used here is definitely a modified Fanfare.

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