Film noir fonts

Thomas Emil's picture

I'm searching for genuine-looking film noir fonts, like the fonts in the attached images.

The're from film noir films in the 1940s/1950's.

Are these fonts still available?

Or what would alternatives be?

Thanks a lot for any help!

(Sorry if I've posted in the wrong forum. I wasn't sure where this question belongs :)

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Fournier's picture

These are graphic/display typefaces. Go to www.myfonts.com and select the tags 'graphic', 'casual', 'brush'.

Thomas Emil's picture

Thanks a lot!

Some of the modern reworkings of noir fonts look a bit "kitschy", unfortunately.

Are there any film noir typefaces available which are authentic and genuinely original, ie. from the 1940's/1950's?

carlwright1901's picture

Is film noir different from neo noir?

Nick Shinn's picture

Those aren’t particularly noir, they’re just bold rough brush lettering.
http://annyas.com/screenshots/images/1946/big-sleep-trailer-title.jpg

Fournier's picture

> Is film noir different from neo noir?

From what standpoint?
Graphic or story perspective?

Fournier's picture

The link to your screenshot doesn't work.
Find the actual trailer for The Big Sleep.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjJlBnfyiI4
The typeface used for the film title is a Latin.

Nota Bene
Film Noir movies use many categories of typefaces.
Do your remember He Walked by Night? It's a typewriter typeface.

JamesM's picture

Is film noir even associated with particular fonts? I don't think so.

Do a Google image search for "film noir title cards" (without the quotes) and you'll see a wide variety of fonts.

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