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Buffy the Vampire Slayer logos

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Jul 25th, 2017. Artwork published in .
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series which ran 1997–2003. Margo Chase created the “Buffy” lettering, which was paired with Herculanum in the opening titles (designed by Thomas Cobb and George Montgomery), while the main promotional logo used Chase’s own typeface, Kruella.

The Buffy project came as a result of the logo we did for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. For a few years we got every vampire project there was. Style can be a trap, though. When I got tired of designing for vampires, it took years and lots of fast-talking to convince more conservative clients that I had breadth. They were afraid they were going to get “Buffy the Cosmetics Line,” or “Dracula the Financial Services Company” if they hired me. — Margo Chase, Women Of Design, 2008.

Kruella’s descenders were lengthened to acommodate the underlining slash.
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Kruella’s descenders were lengthened to acommodate the underlining slash.

2 Comments on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer logos”

  1. Sarah says:
    Aug 9th, 2022 7:05 am

    Looks like the same font used for the movie Bad Moon which came out in 1996. I can’t seem to find any references between the two online, but I can’t be the only one that noticed this.

  2. Good observation! What you are referring to are the movie titles, which in both cases are lettering, not fonts. But yes, there are definitely similarities between the two.

    Image via Internet Movie Poster Awards

    IMPA credits the poster design to B.D. Fox Independent. Unfortunately, the lettering artist isn’t detailed.

  3. See also, lettering by Margo Chase for 1992's Bram Stoker’s Dracula, as mentioned above. Bad Moon appears to be emulating it, unless it was another project by Chase.

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