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Heathers

Contributed by Jared Bozinko on Feb 28th, 2017. Artwork published in
circa April 1989
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    Heathers
    License: All Rights Reserved.

    This still is from the 1989 cult movie masterpiece Heathers starring Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty and Christian Slater. The main title is set in Filmotype Honey, originally created in the 1950s.

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    1 Comment on “Heathers

    1. Feb 28th, 2017  10:25 am

      Nice one! The font in use can’t be Honey Script, though — it was not released before 2000. The freebies by Typographer Mediengestaltung AKA Dieter Steffmann are almost exclusively derived from (more or less) historic sources. In the case of Honey Script, the model apparently was Filmotype Honey, originally released in the mid-1950s. Filmotype also had a bolder style named Hickory. The font used for the Heathers titles is some version of Filmotype Honey/Hickory that was available in 1989. Since 2010, both styles are available in official high-quality digitizations, with alternates and ligatures as well as extended language support. See the differences between the official Filmotype Honey as digitized by Mark Simonson (left) and Dieter Steffmann’s amateur freebie (right):

      Zoom in and compare the quality of curves and joins.

      The pre-digital Filmotype library included more variations. Liberty is an oblique, Jackson a wide oblique, and Lilac a bold oblique. These are not yet available in official digital versions.

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