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Trances Criterion DVD cover

Contributed by Owen Gardner on May 8th, 2021. Artwork published in .
    Trances Criterion DVD cover 1
    Source: https://www.criterion.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    A rare example of an Arabic logo being adapted to Latin, for the cover of Ahmed el-Maanouni’s documentary on the legendary Moroccan band Nass el-Ghiwane. The filmmaker’s name (احمد المعنوني) and the film’s Arabic title (الحال) are set in the Maghrebi-style SF Mabsut, paying tribute to Morocco’s unique calligraphic heritage. “A film by Ahmed el Maanouni” is set in a font that strongly resembles but seemingly is not Nassim extrabold.

    The logo (the band's name in Arabic, ناس الغيوان, seen here in action on a 1972 single) is matched to an appropriately early-1970s synthesis on the Zipper/Sintex continuum.
    Photo: Owen Gardner. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The logo (the band's name in Arabic, ناس الغيوان, seen here in action on a 1972 single) is matched to an appropriately early-1970s synthesis on the Zipper/Sintex continuum.

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    • Inknut Antiqua

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    2 Comments on “Trances Criterion DVD cover”

    1. “A FILM BY…” seems to be set in Inknut Antiqua Bold.

    2. Good catch! Thanks, Riccardo.

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