Leni Riefenstahl: Triumph of the Will typeface

afonseca1974's picture

Hi!

Does anyone know a digitalization of the typeface used in the titles of Leni Riefenstahl: Triumph of the Will?

Thanks
António

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donshottype's picture

Powerful lettering with a monumental sculpted feeling. I don't know if any other letters were ever done in this style. In my years of looking for blackletter fonts I have never seen anything close. It would make a great font. A distant substitute
http://www.dafont.com/tannenberg-fett.font?text=Triumph+des+Willens&fpp=...
Don

donshottype's picture

OK I checked the opening credits. More letters in similar style. But far from a full alphabet.
Don

donshottype's picture

Closest I can find for dramatic impact is Ken Barber's Blaktur http://www.houseind.com/

afonseca1974's picture

Thank you very much for the help!

António

donshottype's picture

You're welcome. The lowercase would make a dramatic font:


The result of some free-form sketching in Fontlab.
Don

Bert Vanderveen's picture

Don, now THAT is a project that certain political circles would embrace. Not much revenue in it, I (hope/think).

BTW A couple of months ago I saw Riefenstahl's first billing as an actress (a silent movie) and it was a wonderfully funny to begin with and also she was quite ravishing, her being a timeless beauty — almost fell in love with her... Not much type in that movie, though.

donshottype's picture

Well Bert, use of a particular style of lettering in a Nazi propaganda film would seem to be the kiss of death for a font based on it, unless there was some way to de-Nazify the context. Before the mid 1940s some "jackboot" blackletters were widely used as an "alpine style" to advertise mountain resorts in North America.
Heavy metal rock bands, bikers, etc. love punchy blackletters. But I have no idea what would actually work as a marketing strategy to kick the Nazi elephant out of the room.
Don

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