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The King of Comedy (1982) opening titles

Contributed by Herb Lubalin Study Center on Mar 1st, 2021. Artwork published in .
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    The opening title sequence for Martin Scorsese’s 1982 film The King of Comedy is built around the use of a perfect freeze-frame shot. This still that opens the film foreshadows the more sinister plotline.

    Titles designed by Dan Perri use two contrasting typefaces: Gill Kayo and ITC Avant Garde Gothic. The lighter style of Avant Garde nicely complements the chunky Gill Kayo.

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    • Gill Kayo
    • ITC Avant Garde Gothic

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