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Beyond and Back

Contributed by Matthijs Sluiter on Dec 26th, 2019. Artwork published in .
    Beyond and Back 1
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    A set of mini-lobby cards and the theatrical release poster (last image) for the “death-sploitation flickBeyond and Back, a documentary about near-death experiences which was both poorly received by critics and commercially successful.

    The lobby cards use (too) tightly set Open Kapitalen, a monumental caps-only design published by the venerable Enschedé foundry in 1929 and designed by Jan van Krimpen who most likely had book covers and title pages in mind for this design, certainly not morbid movies. In 2016, a digital version of Open Kapitalen was released by TEFF in an Outline and Fill version (there is no Solid version). A similar design to Open Kapitalen, and likely more widely available in the US in the 1970s, was Columna, with a slightly higher x-height, also no lowercase.

    Beyond and Back 2
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    Beyond and Back 7
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    • Helvetica
    • Impact

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