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Only Lovers Left Alive posters

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Dec 11th, 2013. Artwork published in .
    Source: kinomania. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Typographic knee-jerk reactions, 2/2: Gothic type for a gothic story.

    The posters — at least the German ones — for Jim Jarmusch’s romance drama vampire film Only Lovers Left Alive use FF Brokenscript. I approve of this. It’s a stereotype, but a fine one. The contemporary blackletter in pale pink does a great job here.

    Via @BaldCondensed — check out his excellent ScreenFonts series where he reviews movie poster typography.

    See also this other — not so nice — stereotypical use of FF Brokenscript.

    Source: Internet Movie Poster Awards. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Source: Internet Movie Poster Awards. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Source: kinomania. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Source: truemovie. License: All Rights Reserved.


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    2 Comments on “Only Lovers Left Alive posters”

    1. John Butler says:
      May 7th, 2014  2:50 pm

      The end credits were in Poppl-Laudatio Condensed.

    2. Jan 22nd, 2015  10:26 pm

      Awarded by Indiewire for “Best Typeface” used for a 2014 film:

      The evocative, throwback Gothic font used for the titles of “Only Lovers Left Alive” (and also used on its poster — we believe it’s Brokenscript, for all you designers out there) is the only time we remember a typeface getting a laugh and ripple of applause at Cannes.

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