El Cid Movie Title (1961)

alyce's picture

Any assistance is appreciated.

Look closely, the shading gives this the illusion of a serif font, but I don't think it is.

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Lex Kominek's picture

This poster would have been drawn by hand, including the lettering. Imagine how much of a hassle it would have been to put perspective like this on a font before computers compared with drawing five letters by hand.

See this thread for some suggestions of big fonts with small serifs.

- Lex

Lex Kominek's picture

Also, "EL" is similar to Serpentine.

- Lex

alyce's picture

Thanks Lex, the Laudatio Bold has definite possibilities.

marcox's picture

Nick Shinn's Beaufort is the face you want when tiny sharp serifs are required. The Heavy weight would be good in this instance:

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/shinn/beaufort/

alyce's picture

Nice!!

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