Knowing, *Nicolas Cage

unemoustache's picture

Hi,

Can anyone help identify this font.
It's used in the film intro to Knowing, by Alex Proyas

Thanks

unemoustache's picture

Hmm, close, but definitely not it.

Here another screen, should have posted this right away...
You can see the M is very different.

paulstonier's picture

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.

Atwe's picture

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:)

bowfinpw's picture

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

bowfinpw's picture

Or use the R from Futura.

- Mike Yanega

paulstonier's picture

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.

bowfinpw's picture

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?

- Mike Yanega

paulstonier's picture

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.

Atwe's picture

Crazy as it may sound, but I think this free font (N.O. Movement) is a match...

paulstonier's picture

By golly, I think you found it.

Bert Vanderveen's picture

And NO Movement is by Peter Saville, which explains the ‘sampling’ from various existing fonts…

unemoustache's picture

Ha ! that seems to be it, thanks so much !

Who would have known.

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