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Lucio Fulci – Le Poète du Macabre

Contributed by Quentin Schmerber on Aug 27th, 2019. Artwork published in
June 2019
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    Lucio Fulci – Le Poète du Macabre 1
    Source: https://lesfilmsducamelia.com © Les Films du Camélia. License: All Rights Reserved.

    In July 2019, four movies directed by Italian legend and master of horror Lucio Fulci were re-released in France in selected movie theaters. For this retrospective event, the distribution company Les Films du Camélia created a unique poster and a video trailer. Each movie gets its own distinctive typeface: Perversion Story (Una Sull’altra | One on Top of the Other) is set in Ohno Blazeface, L’emmurée vivante (Sette note in nero | The Psychic) uses an unidentified condensed sans, La longue nuit de l’exorcisme (Non si sevizia un paperino | Don’t Torture a Duckling) features CSTM Xprmntl 02 Bold, and Le venin de la peur (Una lucertola con la pelle di donna | A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin) is presented in Plinc Cooper Nouveau. The general typefaces of the mini-festival are Chercán and Knockout.

    Like I did in the past, I can legitimately assume that the designer once again used Fontstand for its design, as the identified typefaces (except Knockout) are all available on this platform for renting fonts.

    Lucio Fulci – Le Poète du Macabre 2
    Source: https://www.youtube.com © Les Films du Camélia. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Lucio Fulci – Le Poète du Macabre 3
    Source: https://www.youtube.com © Les Films du Camélia. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Lucio Fulci – Le Poète du Macabre 4
    Source: https://www.youtube.com © Les Films du Camélia. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Lucio Fulci – Le Poète du Macabre 5
    Source: https://www.youtube.com © Les Films du Camélia. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Lucio Fulci – Le Poète du Macabre 6
    Source: https://www.youtube.com © Les Films du Camélia. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Typefaces

    • Chercán
    • Ohno Blazeface
    • CSTM Xprmntl 02
    • West Cooper Nouveau
    • Knockout
    • unidentified typeface

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    3 Comments on “Lucio Fulci – Le Poète du Macabre”

    1. Aug 27th, 2019  1:52 pm

      Nice one, Quentin! And great work again, Clément!

      The condensed grot used for the Italian titles is Knockout, no? That font family is not available on Fontstand, but I nevertheless think your theory is sound. Fontstand definitely facilitates the use of more special or extreme fonts that are difficult to use more than once.

      For the ultrabold caps: In this 1970s context, I read this choice as a nod to Neil Bold, but I don’t recognize the font in use either.

    2. Jay Mellor says:
      Aug 27th, 2019  2:00 pm

      Brilliant!

    3. Aug 27th, 2019  4:41 pm

      Yes it is Florian! I was thinking of Knockout too but that uppercase R was bugging me out. I didn’t realize the design was slightly different in Series C. Added to the post!

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