Mesrine trailer typeface

Reimund Trost's picture

What is the name of this compressed sans-serif typeface? It's from the trailer of Mesrine Killer Instinct (

The closest I get is Knockout from Hoefler & Frere-Jones but it is not quite right (compare the S's).

If someone can name the other typefaces used in the trailer that would be fun as well :-)

NJMcLellan's picture

Hi Reimund-

My first instinct was Gothic by Red Rooster (, but it's too wide, and the K and S are both wrong. You mentioned Hoefler's Knockout, which it's not, but Champion Featherweight (also by Hoefler, is better, the K, S and " are very close indeed.


Reimund Trost's picture

I think you are correct, it's probably Champion Gothic! I actually looked at Champion Gothic as well, besides Knockout. I must have looked at the wrong weight or something though, because I thought it was a bit off :)


EDIT: What about the challenge to find the other faces? For instance the one used for the big MESRINE title in the end? :)

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NJMcLellan's picture

If you can post screencaps of the other faces, I'm sure we can identify them between us.

Lex Kominek's picture

That one looks like Futura Extrabold or maybe Twentieth Century.

- Lex

Reimund Trost's picture

Twentieth Century sure is close. But looking closely on the N, where the crossbar meets with the stems, it looks more like Futura Extra bold.

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