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Touch of Evil main title (1998 restoration)

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Apr 23rd, 2014. Artwork published in .
    Touch of Evil main title (1998 restoration)
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    The main title for the 1998 restoration of Orson Welles’ 1958 film, Touch of Evil.

    The fact that it was made with type hints that it is not part of the original film, which hails from an era when nearly all title cards were hand lettered.

    Still, the ominous Vendôme Condensed is a pretty good pick for noir, and the typeface, (released in 1954 according to Hans Reichardt), is period correct.

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    1 Comment on “Touch of Evil main title (1998 restoration)”

    1. Apr 23rd, 2014  8:02 am
      Vendôme is the only typeface design by François Ganeau, originally a painter, sculptor and set decorator. It was developed with the help of Roger Excoffon. Adrian Frutiger assumes that this design released by the competing Fonderie Olive brought Deberny & Peignot to have him work on the related — but “more elegant and refined” — Méridien (Osterer & Stamm 2009, p60).

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