"All About Eve" script

GraphicFuzz's picture

I know IDing scripts is no fun, but I'm throwing this out there in case someone knows it right off the bat.

note: type is from the DVD box, not original movie poster.

bowfinpw's picture

Mostly what makes them 'no fun' is when they are old, pre-digital lettering. The closest I can think of to this is a digitization of Adscript by Jason Walcott (Jukebox), called "Adage"

- Mike Yanega

GraphicFuzz's picture

Thanks for the reply, Mike.

Yeah, I saw Adage, it's in the ballpark. From the printing though, I dont think the art is pre-digital. DVD was released in 1997, and sleeve design looks like an original composition. Type has crisp postscript-quality shapes. Could be custom, or a really good scan of vintage type?

bowfinpw's picture

Seems like that could have been made from the film titles. Do you know if the actual title in the movie is the same script?

(edit: This is not the movie film title from 1950, according to this view of the title screen here in the Stephen Hill pages.)

- Mike Yanega

bowfinpw's picture

I'm really leaning to some sort of custom lettering then. I have looked through the Jaspert Encyclopaedia, all the Solotype books I have, the Photo-Lettering catalogs, and my own Script Font ID Guide, and the only other semi-close script I can find is Monotype Script Bold.

For one thing the inital 'A' is very unusual, starting with the fact that that style of round A is relatively rare to begin with. The next oddity is the connections between letters, which are high, unlike most fonts. My eyeballs aren't precise enough to see if there are any variations in the identical letters, but if this was made in 1997, a customized font is certainly possible. It just seems so unlikely for such a limited-value purpose, in my opinion. I mean, it's not even a logotype.

If someone does ID this, I will be very interested in the answer. It sure has me stumped so far.

- Mike Yanega

GraphicFuzz's picture

Wow - Mike, thanks for spending the time researching this, and thanks for the Shillpages link (love that site, my second favorite place on the web). I actually did check there before starting this thread.

The thing that attracted me to this script was the high connections. If it exists as a font it's the perfect face for the design I'm working on. The identical letters don't appear to have variations, but that wouldnt necessarily mean it's a font, since custom letters can be copied and pasted just the same as anything else. I'm going to continue to search for this - I'll post here if I find anything.

davezilko's picture

Checking in on this thread - did you ever find the font for the "All About Eve" DVD release??

beachbuoys's picture

Just joined this site and instantly I'm getting tips and answers to many queries.
This All About Eve thread is especially interesting, as I've for a long time now tried to track down the font for the opening titles of this movie as I love the elegance and creativity of this and many other movie titles.
But even more importantly "how did they make the titles?" I know about rostrum cameras etc., but was the image created as a flat handmade artwork? (the shadows are a little inconsistent but the type is perfect). Can anyone point me at a source of information about this subject?

Keith

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