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Can anyone help identify this font.
It's used in the film intro to Knowing, by Alex Proyas
Hmm, close, but definitely not it.
Here another screen, should have posted this right away...
You can see the M is very different.
Hmmm. Everything but the R seems pretty good with DTL Nobel which was one of my first guesses. That and the A turned me away from that as my first guess. Still probably one of the closest I've found.
The Nobel of FontBureau, on the other hand, has the right R, but not the right A as far as I can see. Maybe if one stretches one of the condensed weights? (I'm not a typographist so don't shoot me if I'm talking nonsense please:)
Nobel has flat tops on the M and N, but this sample doesn't. I think either House Neutraface No.2 or H&FJ Verlag would be closer.
The R is not the same in either, but making one from a P is simple.
- Mike Yanega
Or use the R from Futura.
Mike, the DTL Nobel does not have flat tops. That's a big identifier for me. Which makes it quite close, but some subtle differences still.
Ah, thanks Paul. I didn't realize it was so different from the Font Bureau version.
However, I still think the possibility exists that a less expensive font, or mix of fonts, may have been used. That A seems rather out of character to me with the rest of the letters. Could it be from Kabel?
The A does seem too wide for the rest of them and the crossbar a little too low. However, it's not Kabel. Kabel's crossbar is higher than Nobel's.
Crazy as it may sound, but I think this free font (N.O. Movement) is a match...
By golly, I think you found it.
And NO Movement is by Peter Saville, which explains the ‘sampling’ from various existing fonts…
Ha ! that seems to be it, thanks so much !
Who would have known.