The French Connection movie poster
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Is the oblique grotesque Venus Bold Italic?
Nailed it! Thanks, Bryson.
Thank you to everyone who took my first meager contribution to the site and turned it into a treasure trove! :)
I also managed to identify the Kabel Condensed-style sans, too: it’s Sans Serif Extrabold Condensed by Sol Hess, which is distinguished by numerous details, including the lower x-height.
A specimen can be found here: archive.org/details/america…
Congrats, Bryson – good thinking!
We were reluctant to give Monotype’s Sans Serif a dedicated entry, as it’s such a non-design, and largely a clone of Kabel, with alternates to mimick other sans serifs. But as you have demonstrated here, it does have a few moments of originality, or rather recognizability. Added now.