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ANSWERED Serif font similar to Perpetua/Garamond? (Phantom Thread Movie)

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Will

Hi

Any help identifying this serif font similar to Perpetua/Garamond please?

Many thanks.

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Ralf Herrmann

Source of that image?

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brainiac

It looks like someone took Cormorant and made "alterations."

They took in the serifs and changed the inseam of the leg of 'R.'

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Will

Ok great thanks! :)

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Kevin Thompson

Sorry, Brainiac, but Cormorant only bears a passing resemblance to the Phantom Thread type.

I've been searching for this for days, and so far no luck. The same ID request has been posted on Fontid.co and the WhattheFont forum, and has yet to be solved.

The Phantom Thread typeface shares characteristics with a number of other Roman Capital-inspired faces, like Trajan and Perpetua Titling, but isn’t a close match to anything I can find—even with revision.

Have patience, Will. I’m sure someone will ID it, but not soon....

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Riccardo Sartori

To add some information, the cast and director's names appears to be set in the same typeface as the title on the poster, which is by Eclipse Advertising.

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Kevin Thompson

Thanks, Riccardo.

Eclipse does the key art for many major film releases. It’s possible that it is a custom typeface created specifically for this project, to go along with the theme of bespoke clothes...

The annoying thing is that the face has an asymmetrical dash very similar to the one in Trajan (see Daniel Day-Lewis), but the letter forms are unique.

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duane3ne2nr

Hi

The font used in the title of Phantom Thread is Centaur MT Std Bold and regular.

Hope this helps!

 

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Kevin Thompson

No, it isn’t Centaur (take a close look at the R).

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typecase

I finally figured this one out after looking for it for months. I think it's the Janet typeface used designed by woodcutter Reynolds Stone. Reynold's stone was an inspiration for the name of the main character in the film too as Daniel Day Lewis was apparently close with the designer.

http://luc.devroye.org/fonts-23814.html

ReynoldsStone-WoodEngravedAlphabet-1950.

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Riccardo Sartori
9 hours ago, typecase said:

Janet typeface designed by woodcutter Reynolds Stone

I think you’re right.

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Kevin Thompson

Well done, everyone.

This makes me very happy, not only because the mystery has been solved, but also because the use of the typeface for the movie illustrates the collaborative process of those who worked on the film.

The Reynolds Stone website includes a photo of Daniel Day-Lewis and his sister Tamasin as children. Day-Lewis may be retiring from acting, but I hope he’ll continue to find creative outlets moving forward.

Janet was produced in metal before it was digitized....

 

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Bur Davis

The credits included thank you for the '"Reynolds Stone" typeface'. Flashed by to quickly for me to see who they credited. 

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Tobias Baskin

I too noticed the font as it whizzed by in the titles and loved the look of it, and then came upon this hopefully not so phantom thread. Any chance that the "Eclipse - Janet" will be sold? Any idea how to contact "Eclipse" to ask them? Thanks.

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Kevin Thompson

Reynolds Stone’s descendants license the Janet font on a limited, and case-by-case, basis; I doubt it will ever be sold on commercial typeface website. You can contact them here:

https://www.reynoldsstone.co.uk/contact/

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Tobias Baskin

Thanks. I'll ask them! Will report back here anything positive. 

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Matt

Great little moment with DDL on the Janet typeface around the 11 minute mark. 

 

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Juan Bruce

Great thread you've made, type detectives! Amazing story in that video. My search for information about the typeface started after watching the movie this morning and looking at this scene. I thought it was going to be a way more difficult task, but you've made all the hard work.

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