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Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories to Be Read with the Lights On

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on May 8th, 2013. Artwork published in .
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    6 Comments on “Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories to Be Read with the Lights On

    1. Dan Sayers says:
      May 8th, 2013  1:59 pm

      I’m curious to know what the main font here is. However, searching for “marvin” (as currently named here) doesn’t reveal anything similar, and What the Font doesn’t know either. Any better guesses? Thanks.

    2. May 10th, 2013  9:19 pm

      Dan, as it says on the typeface page when you click the sample, Marvin is a typeface from the phototype era during which this book was published. There is no proper digital version yet.

      There aren’t any digital fonts that are quite like it, but you might dig Harry or ITC Busorama.

    3. May 27th, 2013  7:09 pm

      There is a free version called Marbold, by Thomas Harvey

    4. May 30th, 2013  9:21 am

      Yes, I mentioned Marbold on the typeface page and used it for the sample, but with its bumpy curves, abrupt transitions and a limited character set (with scaled-down caps as lowercase), it is hardly an adequate digitization.

    5. Dave Boyd says:
      Jul 27th, 2017  2:07 am

      I know this is reviving this post from the dead, but I found the digital version of the original Marvin.

      It looks like the family has been renamed “Lodestone,” but it’s certainly the one.

    6. Jul 27th, 2017  9:14 am

      Thank you, Dave! Yes, Lodestone is a digital revival of Marvin and was released only a month ago. I’ve updated the typeface bio.

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