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Frost/Nixon (2008)

Contributed by Matthijs Sluiter on Dec 18th, 2019. Artwork published in .
    Frost/Nixon (2008)
    Source: https://fffmovieposters.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Frost/Nixon is a drama film, retelling the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon — conducted and recorded 3 years after Nixon, facing impeachment, resigned as a president. The movie is based on a play of the same name by Peter Morgan, who also adapted the screenplay.

    The poster by InSync + uses Perpetua for all big type. Eric Gill’s design (1928) is obviously not chosen because for being period-correct. More likely, it was chosen to add a sense of timeless drama to the photo-montage of a contemplative Nixon (played by Frank Langella), faced with an intense look of TV presenter David Frost (Michael Sheen). The tight and narrow type used for the credits is probably Bee.

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    2 Comments on “Frost/Nixon (2008)”

    1. “FROST/NIXON” is set in the light cut of Perpetua’s titling caps. In this style, the S is oddly low-waisted. The image shows Monotype’s digital Perpetua Roman (top) compared to Perpetua Titling Light (bottom).


    2. Thanks for solving that one, Florian. I figured the difference between the type used for names of the actors and the movie title could be caused by stretching, but optical sizes it is. Plus stretching: below three lines showing the type on the poster (top), Perpetua Roman (bottom) and the middle line shows Perpetua Roman stretched 89% (Frank) and 85% (Sheen).

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