Jump to content
Typography.Guru
ReflexBlueHorror

answered Looking for fonts in Netflix's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" making-of book.

Recommended Posts

ReflexBlueHorror

Photos can be found at https://www.devicq.com/publishing#/lemony-snicket/

incomplete_netflix_square_2.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Ralf Herrmann

Can you be more specific which fonts you are interested in? There are dozens of fonts shown on that page. 

Share this post


Link to post
ReflexBlueHorror

Good point! What was I thinking.

The fonts in the image above (though all the different fonts are put to great use in this book!).

These display fonts are used throughout the book to tie the aesthetic together. It's two fonts (differences in stroke/diagonal thickness; more obvious characteristics in the 'F' in 'Netflix' vs 'Of'; and the 'S' in 'Events' vs 'Series'; the 'R'  in 'Series' vs 'Unfortunate').

Share this post


Link to post
Gecko

I'd suggest that it is a custom font specifically for the project. Obviously built with a lot of alternative glyphs. Take a look at some of the Victorian era typefaces. 

This is by no means identical but it is a nice similar era font: Balford by Ilham Herry

https://www.myfonts.com/search/Balford/

Another great source would be take a look at some of the work produced by these typographers at Letterhead Fonts: https://www.letterheadfonts.com/

Share this post


Link to post
Gecko

Yes I thought of Emporium, sadly I don't have it in my collection to check for alternatives. Maybe you could email Mark Searfoss and ask him directly, he may have been commissioned by Netflix for the custom font. 

Share this post


Link to post
Riccardo Sartori
3 hours ago, ReflexBlueHorror said:

I'm detecting changes on the N, E & F

If you look at their samples, you can spot the right |E|.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Riccardo Sartori

Another typeface from the same designer seems to offer the rest of the letters:

1856822081_Screenshot_2019-11-14GlyphCopierJeffMarshallScript.png.9f6fd65543eaea4a95cd52113f5b17fd.png

6 hours ago, Riccardo Sartori said:

If you look at their samples, you can spot the right |E|.

See also the link at the bottom:

1677735838_Screenshot_2019-11-14LHFEmporium.png.99c4b7d102041fa0ffe0c8689e111973.png

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
ReflexBlueHorror

Thanks Riccardo - it does indeed! I'm going to have a close look at Searfoss' fonts because I suspect they're all in the book.

Quote
On 11/14/2019 at 4:35 PM, Gecko said:

he may have been commissioned by Netflix for the custom font. 

The fonts in the Netflix series itself (https://fontmeme.com/a-series-of-unfortunate-events-font/) were

Bickley Script http://myfonts.us/td-6xPeiJ

a modified version of Decotura/Civet http://myfonts.us/td-VuRrVc

and Esmeralda https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/sudtipos/esmeralda-pro/

The making-of book is beautifully designed and in-keeping with the TV series' aesthetic, but from what I can see it's unrelated in terms of the actual type assets used.

Share this post


Link to post
Gecko

This is LHF Elixir also by Mark Searfoss, my version from 2015 doesn't have exactly the same alternative glyphs, maybe there is a later version or Mark customised it especially for Netflix.

 

Netflix Screen.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Riccardo Sartori

What I meant with my latest post is that (as suggested by ReflexBlueHorror) the sample is composed using two typefaces.

The -> Emporium

Incomplete -> Elixir

History of -> Emporium

Netflix’s -> Elixir

A series of -> Emporium

Unfortunate -> Elixir

Events -> Emporium

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Gecko

Ah now it makes perfect sense. I only have HLF Elixir and couldn't work out for the life in me, why those glyphs were missing. Actually now I see Emporium is slightly lighter in weight also. Well done Riccardo. 

Share this post


Link to post
ReflexBlueHorror

I've almost completed identifying the fonts (there's over 30 fonts so far) - I'll post the results soonish but in the meantime I'm stuck on a couple. Hoping any one here might have some idea which ones these are...

swirl.JPG

DSC_0622.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Riccardo Sartori

First one is Crayonette, that you can find as a free font under the same name (or a couple of others), or, in a far better version, as a revival by DJR.

Still looking for the second sample.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Kevin Thompson

At first I thought the second sample was Archer, by Hoefler & Co, but on second glance it appears to be A2 Typewriter Medium Italic.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
ReflexBlueHorror
12 minutes ago, Kevin Thompson said:

At first I thought the second sample was Archer, by Hoefler & Co, but on second glance it appears to be A2 Typewriter Medium Italic.

I think you're spot on. Here's a snap of their online generator using the same. The capital Ps are quite distinct.

typewriter.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
ReflexBlueHorror
ReflexBlueHorror

Share this post


Link to post
ReflexBlueHorror

And the very last.

I think the multiple The's are derived from a collection. Certainly half of LHF's 62 The's was used throughout the book.

The typewriter small e has a very distinct black dot in its eye.

DSC_0635.JPG

DSC_0659.JPG

DSC_0651.JPG

DSC_0672.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
ReflexBlueHorror

The "Secret Organization" text appears to be Mattox Shuler's "Gin". The elongated capitals in "Introduction by Neil Patrick Harris" appear to be Shuler's "Bourbon" but his have no swash elements.4_8e5e8825-07b2-41bf-94e4-7a171195cc3b.p4.jpg?v=1520305463

One of the "The" catchwords is letter Q in HWT Catchwords

 

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. You can also check out our Privacy Policy