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The Long Goodbye opening & end credits

Contributed by Garrison Martin on Dec 1st, 2019. Artwork published in .
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    The 1973 film The Long Goodbye opens cruising through the streets of Los Angeles and closes with a salute to the 1949 film The Third Man. Both title sequences are set in Blippo Bold (see also Burko). Maybe my favorite feature of this typeface is the lowercase r, which is used here. See more on Christian Annyas’s Movie Title Stills Collection.

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    2 Comments on “The Long Goodbye opening & end credits”

    1. Brandish (1990–93) (maybe) is FontBank’s digitalization of Blippo Bold.

    2. Yes, the early 1990s saw a lot of quickly made digitizations of older designs, often under different names and with quality issues. Brandish is particularly poorly drawn, see the transitions from rounds to straights, or the out-of-round counter of 9. For what it’s worth, my understanding is that Blippo Black was the only halfway original style, and that the other members of the Blippo series are copies of Burko and Harry.

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