Poster/one-sheet by the legendary fantasy artist William Stout for Ralph Bakshi’s 1977 post-apocalyptic fantasy sci-fi animation Wizards.
The title is set is Sintex, a bold funky ’70s Italian sans serif designed by Aldo Novarese for VGC, and digitally revived by Canada Type as Stretto. The subtitle is set in Goudy Heavyface, a warm rounded serif similar in style to Cooper Black.
The billing block is set in a mix of Goudy Heavyface, Goudy Oldstyle (possibly a variation of it, like Goudy Series), and Century Oldstyle.
I love this poster. It’s kind of a cult film, but this poster is iconic. The type firmly cements this in the ’70s. The mix of typefaces is fun and maybe reflective of the different styles of animation used in the film. And while the fonts are quite bold, the simple use of black type of a white background lets the colorful image steal the focus.
Contributed by Herb Lubalin Study Center
Photo(s) by “Steve” on Flickr.
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