The Queen’s Gambit (2020) poster, titles, promotional materials
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Does anyone have any idea if the tail of the Q and the period instead of an apostrophe have any special significance, possibly in relation to chess?
Just a guess, but making the Q tail vertical brings the glyph a little closer to the female sign (♀︎), hinting at the protagonist’s role as a woman in a world dominated by men. For the dot-shaped apostrophe: Chess pieces typically are round when seen from above (or from below, as shown in the sequences where Beth visualizes chess games on the ceiling).
Another possibility for the dot (and maybe the vertical tail) is that it resembles the shape of the queen chess piece. The classic shape of that piece includes a rounded ball atop its crown. The vertical tail could also resemble a pawn piece or even the queen piece itself (neck/head).
Additionally, you can watch the title sequence and read an interview with the title designer, Saskia Marka, at Art of the Title. It’s a great read!