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Severance (TV series)

Contributed by Connary Fagen on Jun 30th, 2022. Artwork published in .
    Manifold Extended CF for the Lumon Industries logo in concrete
    Source: severance.wiki Severance Wiki. License: CC BY-SA.

    Manifold Extended CF for the Lumon Industries logo in concrete

    Manifold Extended CF is recurringly used in the TV series Severance. Created by Dan Erickson and directed by Ben Stiller and Aoife McArdle, it premiered on Apple TV+ on February 18, 2022. From Wikipedia:

    A sinister technology corporation, Lumon Industries, uses a “severance” medical procedure to separate the non-work memories of some of their employees from their work memories. One severed employee, Mark, gradually uncovers a web of conspiracy from both sides of the division.

    Manifold Extended CF is used as the Lumon corporate logo, for signs and wayfinding. It has miscellaneous appearances in the show, social media, and website. It’s often paired with Forma DJR as part of Lumon Industries’ corporate design.

    The fan site Severance Wiki has an extensive page about the typography in the show. Many of the images reproduced here come from that site.

    Manifold Extended CF with  for “Input Survey Preamble”
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    Manifold Extended CF with Neue Helvetica for “Input Survey Preamble”

    Manifold Extended CF for the wax figure name plaques
    Source: severance.wiki Severance Wiki. License: CC BY-SA.

    Manifold Extended CF for the wax figure name plaques

    Manifold Extended CF for signs at Lumon HQ
    Source: severance.wiki Severance Wiki. License: CC BY-SA.

    Manifold Extended CF for signs at Lumon HQ

    Manifold Extended CF for signs at Lumon HQ
    Source: severance.wiki Severance Wiki. License: CC BY-SA.

    Manifold Extended CF for signs at Lumon HQ

    Manifold Extended CF for a menu
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    Manifold Extended CF for a menu

    Forma DJR on the Security Office Protocol Quick Start Guide
    Source: severance.wiki Severance Wiki. License: CC BY-SA.

    Forma DJR on the Security Office Protocol Quick Start Guide

    Forma DJR for an apology note given to an “outie” after they sustained an injury while on the SVR’D floor
    Source: severance.wiki Severance Wiki. License: CC BY-SA.

    Forma DJR for an apology note given to an “outie” after they sustained an injury while on the SVR’D floor

    Forma DJR on the Senior Refiner Morning Checklist
    Source: severance.wiki Severance Wiki. License: CC BY-SA.

    Forma DJR on the Senior Refiner Morning Checklist

     is used for the text of the Compunction Statement, seen during Helly R.’s visit to the Break Room.
    Source: severance.wiki Severance Wiki. License: CC BY-SA.

    Input Sans is used for the text of the Compunction Statement, seen during Helly R.’s visit to the Break Room.

    All-caps Input Sans, mirrored
    Source: severance.wiki Severance Wiki. License: CC BY-SA.

    All-caps Input Sans, mirrored

     appears on the spines of the Compliance Handbook volumes kept beneath the Kier Eagan portrait in the Macrodata Refinement department.
    Source: severance.wiki Severance Wiki. License: CC BY-SA.

    Optima appears on the spines of the Compliance Handbook volumes kept beneath the Kier Eagan portrait in the Macrodata Refinement department.

     is used on the “Lumon Recycles!” recycling bin that appears in the “Good News About Hell” episode.
    Source: severance.wiki Severance Wiki. License: CC BY-SA.

    Scriptorama Tradeshow JF is used on the “Lumon Recycles!” recycling bin that appears in the “Good News About Hell” episode.

    Typefaces

    • Manifold Extended CF
    • Forma DJR
    • Input Sans
    • Optima
    • Scriptorama Tradeshow JF
    • Neue Helvetica

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    1 Comment on “Severance (TV series)”

    1. Thanks so much Connary for posting this here…proud to have Forma show up alongside Manifold Extended in so much of the show!

      This is by no means a central use, but also wanted to report that Bungee also makes a tiny appearance in Episode 6 on some posters at the rock show they attend (thanks Bruno for finding this!)

      Posters for rock concert in Severance

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