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I giorni dell’ira (Day of Anger) opening titles

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Oct 1st, 2017. Artwork published in .
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    Source: http://www.artofthetitle.com Composite image: Art of the Title. License: All Rights Reserved.

    It just doesn’t get more “1960s Spaghetti Western Cool” than Day of Anger’s opening titles. Played out over impressive music by composer Riz Ortolani, these animated credits are a bizarre mix of Maurice Binder’s work in the James Bond films and the opening credits of the television series The Wild Wild West. They even feature a tiny, animated Lee Van Cleef shooting certain names right off the screen—bang, bang! It is all here: animation, solarization, intense primary colors. — F This Movie!

    The type is a stretched Magnet, originally designed by Arthur Murawski for Ludwig & Mayer in fairly condensed form.

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    1 Comment on “I giorni dell’ira (Day of Anger) opening titles”

    1. Oct 29th, 2019  5:15 pm

      Was this ever converted to a digital typeface? Or has anyone made a comparable replica?

    2. Oct 29th, 2019  6:54 pm

      To my knowledge, neither the original Magnet nor this stretched version has been turned into a digital font. Designs with horizontal stress are back in fashion (see DJR’s page for a list), but there are not a lot of inclined options. DJR’s own Trilby, Alejandro Lo Celso’s Atahualpa, or Nina Stössinger’s Nordvest are exceptions in this regard. You could always mechanically slant a “Wild West” font like Westside or similar, but in most cases, this won’t give you a satisfying italic, nor a monocular a.

      The closest ready-made options probably are the bolder italic styles of Cabrito Inverto, or Aldo Novarese’s Estro. See also Sudety and the italic styles of CoFo Chimera, Postino, and Hatchet Display.

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