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Lucio Fulci – Le Poète du Macabre

Contributed by Quentin Schmerber on Aug 27th, 2019. Artwork published in
June 2019
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    Lucio Fulci – Le Poète du Macabre 1
    Source: https://lesfilmsducamelia.com © Les Films du Camélia. License: All Rights Reserved.

    In July 2019, four movies directed by Italian legend and master of horror Lucio Fulci were re-released in France in selected movie theaters. For this retrospective event, the distribution company Les Films du Camélia created a unique poster and a video trailer. Each movie gets its own distinctive typeface: Perversion Story (Una Sull’altra | One on Top of the Other) is set in Ohno Blazeface, L’emmurée vivante (Sette note in nero | The Psychic) uses an unidentified condensed sans, La longue nuit de l’exorcisme (Non si sevizia un paperino | Don’t Torture a Duckling) features CSTM Xprmntl 02 Bold, and Le venin de la peur (Una lucertola con la pelle di donna | A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin) is presented in Plinc Cooper Nouveau. The general typefaces of the mini-festival are Chercán and Knockout.

    Like I did in the past, I can legitimately assume that the designer once again used Fontstand for its design, as the identified typefaces (except Knockout) are all available on this platform for renting fonts.

    Lucio Fulci – Le Poète du Macabre 2
    Source: https://www.youtube.com © Les Films du Camélia. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Lucio Fulci – Le Poète du Macabre 3
    Source: https://www.youtube.com © Les Films du Camélia. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Lucio Fulci – Le Poète du Macabre 4
    Source: https://www.youtube.com © Les Films du Camélia. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Lucio Fulci – Le Poète du Macabre 5
    Source: https://www.youtube.com © Les Films du Camélia. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Lucio Fulci – Le Poète du Macabre 6
    Source: https://www.youtube.com © Les Films du Camélia. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Typefaces

    • Chercán
    • Ohno Blazeface
    • CSTM Xprmntl 02
    • West Cooper Nouveau
    • Knockout
    • unidentified typeface

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    3 Comments on “Lucio Fulci – Le Poète du Macabre”

    1. Nice one, Quentin! And great work again, Clément!

      The condensed grot used for the Italian titles is Knockout, no? That font family is not available on Fontstand, but I nevertheless think your theory is sound. Fontstand definitely facilitates the use of more special or extreme fonts that are difficult to use more than once.

      For the ultrabold caps: In this 1970s context, I read this choice as a nod to Neil Bold, but I don’t recognize the font in use either.

    2. Yes it is Florian! I was thinking of Knockout too but that uppercase R was bugging me out. I didn’t realize the design was slightly different in Series C. Added to the post!

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