27 March 2012

Medium Cool

Some menu Designs for Blithe Spirit, the second film in the boxed set David Lean Directs Noël Coward. I wanted to keep all the typefaces for the set distinctly British. Most of the faces I used were originally designed by either Eric Gill or John Baskerville. The script-face here is called Ariston and it comes out of the early 20th century vogue for 'royal' typefaces. I think it, along with the flourishes lend a certain aristocratic air to the proceedings while at the same time playfully insinuates the intrusion of a certain, feminine "other".


• David Lean Directs Noël Coward



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