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Call Girl (2012) film titles, posters, soundtrack cover

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Mar 29th, 2020. Artwork published in .
    Title card.
    Source: https://www.danielcarlsten.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Title card.

    Call Girl is a Swedish political thriller directed by Mikael Marcimain and written by Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten.

    The story is a fictionalised version of events based on the so-called Bordellhärvan political scandal of 1970s Sweden which linked several prominent politicians to a prostitution ring that included underage girls.

    The titles were designed by Daniel Carlsten. Via The Milanese:

    For the Call Girl logotype, we fused Avant Garde with the neon signs of a red light district, thus merging elegance with decadence. The logotype was applied to everything related to the film, on screen and in print, such as the film’s poster, its trailer and the cover of its soundtrack.

    On the posters and the soundtrack cover, the logo in modified ITC Avant Garde Gothic (1970) is paired with caps from Futura Light.

    ITC Avant Garde Gothic Demi (ITC’s digitization) with its discretionary CA ligature and overall tightened spacing (top), compared to the Call Girl logo (bottom). The strokes were built up from three lines of equal width. In the ligature, the “tubes” are not continuous. G was made narrower. Its bar was moved up, and the top terminal made diagonal.
    Comparison: Fonts In Use. License: CC BY-NC-SA.

    ITC Avant Garde Gothic Demi (ITC’s digitization) with its discretionary CA ligature and overall tightened spacing (top), compared to the Call Girl logo (bottom). The strokes were built up from three lines of equal width. In the ligature, the “tubes” are not continuous. G was made narrower. Its bar was moved up, and the top terminal made diagonal.

    Title design.
    Source: https://www.danielcarlsten.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Title design.

    Square format poster (English version).
    Source: https://www.imdb.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Square format poster (English version).

    Theatrical release poster (Swedish version), designed by Sthlm Creators.
    Source: https://sthlmcreators.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Theatrical release poster (Swedish version), designed by Sthlm Creators.

    Cover for the Call Girl soundtrack released on Razzia Records, designed by Wickholm Formavd.
    Source: http://wickholm.se License: All Rights Reserved.

    Cover for the Call Girl soundtrack released on Razzia Records, designed by Wickholm Formavd.

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    • ITC Avant Garde Gothic
    • Futura

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